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220920 12th street utility projectAn ongoing project to connect all UAB buildings to the District Steam and Chilled Water System will impact the south portion of 12th Street, starting at University Boulevard, beginning Noon Sept. 23.  The closure will extend through November.

The street closure will impact the 12th Street Parking Deck and pedestrian routes. While the street is closed, vehicles should enter and exit the deck on 13th Street. Sidewalks along 12th Street will be closed, so pedestrians will need to use either 11th or 13th streets as a detour.

The project is an extension of the UAB Central Utilities steam and chilled water underground service mains routed through the Cultural Arts District of campus. The project will connect to existing utility infrastructure near the Collat School of Business and Sterne Library. This extension will enable current and future UAB buildings in the Cultural Arts District – including the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Hulsey Center, Education and Engineering Complex and Humanities Building – to connect to the UAB Central Utilities system. Currently connected buildings experience energy savings with lower heating and cooling operating costs from a reliable utility source.