How will traffic on Cold Spring and Sycamore Canyon Roads be affected by construction?
Construction traffic, including workers and deliveries, is limited to non-peak hours. This means construction related traffic will not be on Montecito roads between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
What hours will be the noisiest?
Westmont is trying to keep the impact on the neighborhood to a minimum, allowing construction activity only between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Workers may be on the site preparing for the day's activities prior to 7 a.m. On concrete-pour days work hours may be extended.
What is the college doing to mitigate the noise and dust?
Construction areas will be watered frequently to minimize the dust as much as possible. Heavy equipment will operate only during the hours allowed by Westmont’s conditional use permit. An Environmental Quality Assurance Program (EQAP) monitor will be on campus to ensure the protection of sensitive resources and compliance with all the requirements of our conditional use permit.
How long is construction going to last?
Westmont wants to complete construction by the fall of 2017. When this phase of construction is complete, the college will not start building any new facilities for at least two years or twice the length of time construction lasts.
Can I still use the Westmont Post Office?
Yes, most of the construction will be away from the north end of campus allowing for easy access to and from the post office.
Will there be summer camps this summer?
Yes, even though work will continue through the summer, there will be plenty of unaffected areas on campus where we can hold athletic camps and Think Camps.