Jorge Abud, Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Administration Services
Army Corps of Engineers Activity Near Kreeger
For several years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been conducting environmental investigations and cleanup activities on and around the university campus. This work will continue in coming weeks as the Army Corps undertakes arsenic-containing soil cleanup activities near Kreeger. The university is actively monitoring these activities in order to protect the health and safety of the campus community. As work progresses, please be aware of truck and construction traffic around the affected sites.
Beginning today, August 29, the Army Corps will excavate soil near the southeast corner of Kreeger, as well as on adjacent properties on Rockwood Parkway. The Army Corps will be using the Fletcher Gate access road to reach these areas.
During the week of September 5, the Army Corps will excavate two other sites in the vicinity of Kreeger. The first site is located to the west of Kreeger, near the driveway. As a result, trucks and heavy equipment will be situated in the area, and personnel will be on hand to direct traffic when this equipment is removed. The second site is located between Kreeger and the Hamilton building. The Hamilton parking lot will be closed for two weeks, starting September 5 to facilitate work on this site. The Army Corps will access this site via the Fletcher Gate access road and the main excavation site on campus, known as “Lot 18.” All excavation sites will be backfilled immediately following excavation, and they will be seeded and mulched shortly thereafter.
The university has established an information line at (202) 885-2020, which you may call if you have questions. This memorandum and all other communications regarding the Army Corps’ presence on campus are posted on the AU website dedicated to this project, www.american.edu/usace.