The natural gas shutoff to 45 campus buildings has been rescheduled to begin on Monday, May 24.
The gas supply interruption will allow contractor crews to make new utility connections as part of the Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade (EIU) project.
The duration of the gas shutoffs will range from three days to 12 days in specific buildings. Crews will work weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Facilities Planning & Management (FPM) has been holding meetings with campus stakeholders to address concerns, assist with preparations for the interruptions and help lessen any impacts to building users.
During the shutoffs, hot water and heating to the buildings will not be available. The natural gas supply to labs also will be turned off. Faculty and staff can occupy offices and workspaces in buildings while the gas is turned off.
The gas shutoff dates and buildings that will be affected:
MAY 24 THROUGH MAY 26
Manor House (Building 111)
MAY 24 THROUGH MAY 27
Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture (Building 2)
Science Laboratory (Building 3)
Biotechnology Building (Building 4)
BioTrek Learning Center (Building 4A)
College of Environmental Design (Building 7)
College of Science (Building 8)
College of Engineering (Building 9)
Agricultural Unit (Building 30)
Beef Unit (Building 32)
Meat Laboratory (Building 34)
Swine Unit (Building 37)
Sheep Unit (Building 38)
Student Health Services (Building 46)
Kellogg West (Buildings 76 and 76A)
Kellogg West Main Lodge (Building 77)
Kellogg West Addition (Building 78)
Laboratory Facility (Building 92)
Chilled Water Plant (Building 193)
MAY 24 THROUGH MAY 31
Music Building (Building 24)
Drama Department/Theatre (Building 25)
University Plaza (Building 26)
Bronco Student Center (Building 35)
Darlene May Gymnasium (Building 41)
Bronco Recreation Intramural Complex (Building 42)
Kellogg Arena (Building 43)
Vista Market (Building 52)
Residential Suites (Building 54)
Foundation Administrative Offices (Building 55)
Residential Suites (Buildings 60, 61, 62 and 63)
Bronco Bookstore (Building 66)
The Collins College of Hospitality Management (Building 79)
Child Care Center (Building 116)
MAY 24 THROUGH JUNE 2
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences (Building 5)
Art Department and Engineering Annex (Building 13)
University Library (Building 15)
Roundhouse (Building 16)
Campus Center (Building 97)
MAY 24 THROUGH JUNE 4
College of Education & Integrative Studies (Building 6)
University Office Building (Building 94)
Cultural Centers (Building 95)
The installation of new gas lines will enable the campus to upgrade the current pipeline system and allow for future expansion, which are in line with the objectives of the EIU project. During the natural gas shutdowns, work crews will purge gas lines then make new connections to the system. The gas lines will then be tested before final connections are made.
With Cal Poly Pomona in virtual learning mode for the spring semester, the gas interruptions are not expected to significantly impact the campus. However, Facilities has consulted with administrators and occupants in buildings that contain labs or house ongoing research projects.
The impetus for the EIU project, which began last summer, came from the California State University system’s critical infrastructure needs assessment of all 23 campuses. The CSU Chancellor’s Office approved funding for the $26.6-million project, and completion is expected in late 2022.
The EIU project ensures that the electrical needs of the university will be addressed for the next 60 years while also meeting current electrical code requirements.