Accessible parking spaces

As everyone returns to the Springfield campus for the fall semester, please note that some accessible parking spaces have been relocated in various parking lots. As part of the site paving project, we have made a specific effort to group these as close as possible to buildings and provide a striped crosswalk on an accessible route to get to the nearest building. We hope to increase the overall safety and convenience for anyone that utilizes the accessible parking spaces. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

Concrete work in front of bus stop near Sangamon Hall

As a part of the ongoing site paving project on the LLCC campus in Springfield, starting on Wednesday, Aug. 14 contractors will need to remove and replace concrete immediately in front of the bus stop near Sangamon Hall. We anticipate that the bus will continue to operate on its usual route and stop just after the location of the construction activities. This area will open back up before classes start on Monday, Aug. 19. Please use caution, and follow all construction traffic signs, cones/barrels and directions at all times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

Fire alarm testing Aug. 5-9

LLCC Facilities Services is coordinating testing and inspection of the fire alarm systems in college buildings during the week of Aug. 5-9, 2019. During the testing, it will be necessary to sound the horns and activate the strobes, but we will strive to keep disruptions to a minimum. Thank you for your patience as we perform these necessary life safety tests.

LLCC-Litchfield and LLCC-Jacksonville harnessing the power of the sun

Rooftop solar panels at LLCC-LitchfieldLLCC is working with WindSolarUSA and Senergy Electric to install rooftop solar panels at its Litchfield and Jacksonville locations. The installation at LLCC-Litchfield is nearly complete, and the project at LLCC-Jacksonville begins today, Aug. 5. The solar panels are expected to offset 95 percent of LLCC’s electrical consumption at Litchfield and 75 percent of its electrical consumption at Jacksonville.

“The benefits of investing in these alternative energy projects include energy cost savings, carbon emission reduction and support of the college’s long-standing commitment to sustainable practices,” explains Tim Ervin, LLCC director of construction and environmental health and safety.

LLCC’s solar installations are part of the Illinois Power Agency’s Adjustable Block Program, a state program providing incentives for solar photovoltaic systems. Illinois has committed to produce 25 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025. The renewable energy credits provided back to the grid by the solar panels LLCC is hosting will help the state meet its renewable energy requirement.

“In addition to the energy savings, as a part of the state program, the college will see program incentive payments of more than $100,000 per site over a period of five years to help cover the cost of installation,” adds Ervin.

The installation at LLCC-Litchfield includes a 124.5 kW system with 415 modules on the south slopes of the administration as well as arts and technology buildings. Contractors will be installing a 156.4 kW system with 434 modules on the roof at LLCC-Jacksonville. The work is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.

The solar installations will have module-level monitoring, allowing for real-time observation of each solar panel’s performance for maintenance and use as an educational tool in classrooms.

Natural gas work begins Monday for Mason Hall and Facilities shed

Starting on Monday, Aug. 5, Ameren will begin replacing natural gas service for Mason Hall and the facilities shed on the Springfield campus. No outages are anticipated as a part of this work. They will have directional boring and other machines set up near Mason Hall and along the east prairie for approximately two weeks. Please use caution and be aware of all construction traffic as you drive and walk on the south and east sides of the Springfield campus during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

Solar panel installation at LLCC-Jacksonville begins Aug. 5

Starting on Monday, Aug. 5, contractors will begin installing solar panels on the roof at LLCC-Jacksonville. We anticipate this work will take approximately 30-45 calendar days to complete. Contractors will be sure to maintain access to the building at all times. Please use caution and be aware of all construction traffic and materials being lifted up on to the roof during this time period. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

Montgomery Hall and Cass Gym lots closed starting today

As a part of the ongoing site paving project on the Springfield campus, contractors will need to close the entire lot in front of Montgomery Hall and the entire lot behind Cass Gym to replace paving starting on Wednesday, July 24. It is anticipated that that both lots will be closed for several days. Please make plans and allow time to park in other areas during this time. Please use caution and follow all construction traffic signs, cones/barrels and directions at all times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

Paving project will close two lots starting tomorrow

As a part of the ongoing site paving project on the Springfield campus, starting tomorrow, June 12, contractors will need to close the entire lot in front of Montgomery Hall and the entire lot behind Cass Gym to replace paving. It is anticipated that both lots will be closed for several weeks. Please make plans and allow time to park in other areas during this time. Please use caution and follow all construction traffic signs, cones/barrels and directions at all times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

Repair of drives and parking lots begins today

Starting on today, June 3, paving contractors will be working on repairing drives and parking lots on the main campus in Springfield and updating parking lots at our Taylorville location. Work on the main campus will include resurfacing of the main vehicular circulation drive, Cass Gym parking lot, Montgomery parking lot and other miscellaneous curbing, gutter and drainage repair work. In Taylorville, the existing parking lot will get a seal and stripe and additional paving of the gravel lot and work at the entrance drive will be taking place. We anticipate this work will continue through the summer and will be complete in mid-August. Please plan accordingly as Cass and Montgomery parking lots and sections of the main drive may be inaccessible for short periods of time. Contractors will be sure to maintain at least one drive lane open at all times on the main campus and will maintain access to the Taylorville parking lot at all times. Please use caution and follow all construction traffic signs, cones/barrels and directions during this time at both locations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

Renovation of five classrooms starts tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, June 4, contractors will begin renovating five classrooms in Sangamon and Menard halls. It is anticipated that this work will be ongoing through the end of July. Please use caution, and be aware of all construction activities, barriers, etc. that could be present in and around the hallways during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.