Preparations have begun for construction of an addition to our building in East Greenwich. The three-story addition will be located adjacent to the patio and will have connectivity from both the north and south wings of the existing facility.
A new 400-space parking lot is being developed adjacent to the secondary entrance off Division Road on the west side of the building. This new lot should be available for use within the next few weeks.
In the interim, a temporary parking area has been established to accommodate any possible overflow requirements. This temporary (unpaved) parking area is located next to the recreational field and can be accessed from New England Tech Boulevard. An “additional parking” sign is posted at the lot entrance. This lot should be used only when no other parking spaces are available. Anyone who utilizes this lot should plan to move to one of the main lots before dark, as no lighting is available in this area and there should be no need for overflow parking in the late afternoon or evening.
To promote safety within the new construction zone, effective today, access into the building via Stair 3, at the back of Tech Way and adjacent to the Bookstore, will be locked from the outside. One of the two doors entering the Food Court from the patio will also be locked from the outside to limit pedestrian traffic in and around the construction area. Emergency egress will be maintained on all exit doors at all times, but these specific doors should only be used in actual emergency situations.
Faculty and staff members who utilize the Stair 5 entrance, closest to the loading dock, must avoid using this entrance until further notice, as this door is also located within the construction zone.