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Progress is Underway!

Progress is underway on the Lake Area Technical College campus! We have not one, but two major building projects happening now: the Diesel expansion project and the Archway project. Bookmark this page for monthly building project updates, traffic adjustments, parking instructions, and more.

Latest Announcements

January 23, 2023:  We’ve started to receive our steel shipments! Work will now start progressing…read more.

Diesel Expansion

Groundbreaking on the Diesel Technology addition took place in June 2022. The new addition will expand the Diesel program’s lab and classroom space to accommodate rapid growth and will enable Lake Area Tech to meet the high-demand workforce needs in the diesel and transportation industry. The 18,000 square-foot addition is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2023. 

Updates

  • Work is progressing again with the steel shipment.
  • Installation of the pre-cast panels is complete.
  • The wash bay area pre-cast panels have been installed.
  • Pre-cast panels are up in the diesel classroom.
  • Work is progressing on the new restrooms inside the Diesel building.
  • The new Diesel offices have been completed and instructors are now utilizing them.
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Rendering of the Diesel Technology expansion project looking southeast.
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Rendering of the Diesel Technology expansion project looking northeast.

Diesel Technology Expansion Project – Week of January 23, 2023

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The Diesel expansion project includes interior work on completed offices and bathrooms in addition to the classroom and shop space (looking southeast).
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The pre-cast panels are up on the Diesel Technology expansion project (looking northeast).

Archway/Dana J. Dykhouse Business Center of Learning/Advanced Manufacturing Center

The highly anticipated Archway Complex will tie the campus together via a walkway connecting a new Advanced Manufacturing building and the new Dana J. Dykhouse Business Center of Learning that will house the Business, Financial Services, and General Education programs. The two-story 29,000 square-foot Archway/Business Center and the three-story 16,800 square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Center are slated to open in Fall 2024. Groundbreaking was held July 12, 2022. 

Updates

  • Work is progressing again with the shipment of steel.
  • Small sections of footings were poured prior to the shipment.
  • Footings on the north side are complete.
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Archway/Dana J. Dykhouse Business Center of Learning/Advanced Manufacturing Center rendering looking east on Arrow Avenue.
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Archway/Dana J. Dykhouse Business Center of Learning/Advanced Manufacturing Center rendering looking northwest.

Archway Complex – Week of January 23, 2023

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View of the Archway Complex project looking southwest. The steel shipment has arrived!
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This is a view of the north side of the Archway Complex looking west.

Latest Announcements

January 23, 2023:  We’ve started to receive our steel shipments! Work will now start progressing at a faster pace. Workers were able to do some groundwork and pour footings on the Archway Project prior to the shipment. 

Previous Announcements

December 8, 2022:  The last parking lot has been completed on Arrow Avenue and parking issues on campus have been greatly reduced. As a reminder, everyone parking in an LATC parking lot space is required to have a parking permit. Tickets will be issued for vehicles without a permit. The steel delay continues and has impeded progress on the Diesel expansion and Archway projects. 

October 17, 2022: The steel delay continues and has impeded progress on both projects. Curb and gutter work on a new 75-car parking lot on Bogue Avenue is complete. Curb and gutter work is complete on the new parking lot on the corner of Arrow Avenue and 13th Street. Asphalt work will begin soon, followed by striping.  As a reminder, everyone parking in an LATC parking lot space is required to have a parking permit. Tickets will be issued for vehicles without a permit.

September 26, 2022:  The steel delay continues and will impede the progress on both projects. Curb and gutter work on a new 75-car parking lot on Bogue Avenue is scheduled to begin. As a reminder, everyone parking in an LATC parking lot space is required to have a parking permit. Tickets will be issued for vehicles without a permit. 

September 14, 2022:  The new parking lot south of the Diesel expansion and the new parking lot where the Educare building was are both open!

August 29, 2022: In keeping with the times, we have been notified there is a delay in our steel delivery. This will likely slow down our progress on both projects but we’re optimistic it will be a short delay.

August 15, 2022: A portion of Arrow Avenue is now closed and construction areas are fenced off. This portion of the avenue will be closed until the project progresses to a point where it can safely reopen. Students, staff, and visitors may enter Arrow Avenue from the east to access the Student Center, MET building, and Ag/Environmental building main entrances. Please use alternative entrances if possible. Internal signage is posted for wayfinding. 

Parking

General Information for Students

Because of the two major building projects on campus, some of our parking space is moving to new parking lots on our perimeter.  Construction zones may also keep staff and students from taking the shortest route from parking to your building. For this inconvenience, Lake Area Tech has waived the parking permit fee and will only charge a $10 service fee for all parking permits. This new procedure will be in effect until construction of the Diesel addition and Archway Complex is complete. Read more information on parking permits here.  Parking permits DO NOT allow parking in visitor spots. Permit owners will be ticketed if they are parked in visitor parking.  A parking permit is required to park in any LATC parking lot. 

Construction Map

Hover over the map then click on the + sign below the map to enlarge.

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