Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, January 21, 2011

Regents approve capital outlay submission, tunnel work

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.

Capital outlay request submitted to the state
In December the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses each submitted annual requests for capital funding and a five-year capital plan to the State of Michigan. When capital outlay funding is made available for a university project by the Legislature and the governor, it usually provides two-thirds of the cost of a construction project.

The Ann Arbor request is for the construction of a new building for the School of Nursing with a project cost of $50 million. The Dearborn request is to renovate the Science Building and the Computer Science Building with their shared infrastructure for $51 million. The Flint request is to renovate the classrooms and faculty offices on the upper floors of French Hall for $6.3 million.

Tunnel work continues on Central Campus
Utility tunnel infrastructure renewal on Central Campus will continue with the refurbishment of 500 feet of tunnel near Huron Street. The $2.55 million project will be funded from Utility resources and is scheduled for completion in the winter of 2012.