Work will begin Wednesday April 11 to begin installation of an 8” water main around the perimeter of Jones Library as part of the Baylor Energy Plant Expansion Project. This extension is actually reinstalling what was removed/abandoned when the Poage/Jones Libraries were built. The new water main will run almost entirely in the grass areas except in 2 locations where it will require some sidewalk removal and where it crosses the Jones main entrance pavers directly behind the concrete bollards. Due to the impact on the front entrance, the contractor will lay steel plates over the areas where the pavers are pulled until they can be placed again, after the pipe is installed and trench backfilled. The entrance will not close entirely at any given time. We will have 6’ tall construction fence around any open trenches and machinery but the front may look a little unsightly to a degree until the groundcover is replaced as well. There are no water outages anticipated as the taps into the existing water main will be done “live”. Our anticipated duration is 3-4 weeks, weather permitting.