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Electrical Work: Macomb Campus

July 23, 2013

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MACOMB, IL -- As part of a Capital Development Board (CDB)-funded project, work on electrical networks on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus is underway.

According to Michael Hott, Facilities Management architectural superintendent, work has started at the switchyard near Horrabin Hall to the service access cover near Sallee Hall. As part of project, crews will update all electric equipment in the switchyard near Horrabin Hall, as well as remove and replace several service access covers campuswide, which will require some excavation work areas. Work areas with significant construction activity will closed to pedestrian traffic.

The purpose of the $2.4 million CDB project is to replace switchgear that were installed in the 1970s. Following the completion of the work, the Macomb campus will have an updated, safer and more reliable electrical feed, which along with the recent steam tunnel installations and work in the Heating Plant, improves reliability of the main utility infrastructure on campus, according to Hott.

For more information, contact Facilities Management at (309) 298-1834.

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