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Construction Projects Frequently Asked Questions

  1. ​Why is the college spending money on these construction projects when budget cuts are being made and student fees are increasing?

    These campus improvements are being paid for by Measure E, a $337 million general obligation bond, passed by voters in 2002 to renovate existing campus buildings and construct new classrooms. By law, Measure E funds must be spent on construction and renovation projects and cannot be spent on instructional programs or administrative, faculty or staff salaries.

  2. How long will the construction last?

    The construction on the west side of campus begins on February 20, 2012 and will be fully completed on May 15, 2013. The first phase of the construction ends on May 14, 2012. The second phase runs from May 14, 2012 until November 14, 2012. The third and final phase runs from November 15, 2012 through May 15, 2013.

  3. What construction projects will be undertaken?

    By May 15, 2013, the following projects will be completed:

    • Construction of new soccer field at corner of 17th Street and College Avenue
    • Parking lot #12 expansion (southwest corner of campus)
    • Beautification and unification of campus entrance at College Avenue and 17th Street – block walls, fencing, sidewalks, lighting, and landscaping
    • Additional spectator stands along west side of track and new men’s and women’s restroom on south side of football practice field
    • Additional disabled parking spaces in parking lot #12
    • An enlarged track and field storage facility
    • Cul de sac improvements on College Avenue (Martha Lane and 15th Street)
    • College Ave. realignment from 17th Street to 15th Street.

  4. How will parking on campus be affected?

    During the first phase of construction, there will be limited disruption to parking on campus. Lot #12 will be closed, as will a portion of lot #13. The remaining campus parking lots will be open as usual.

  5. How will the campus and the community be notified of construction-related news such traffic detours, closed off areas of the campus, etc.?

    Construction updates will continue to be included on the college website at Outreach to residents is occurring through door-to-door flyers and face-to-face communication, as well as through local media outlets.

  6. Who should I call if I have any additional questions?

    For more information about Santa Ana College construction projects and related campus impact, please call (714) 564-6981 or send us an email.
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