Williams College Facilities

Sawyer Demolition Process to Begin on Monday, June 8th


Demolition of the old Sawyer Library is scheduled to start on Monday June 8th.  Demolition activity will shift from the interior of the building to the exterior beginning with the installation of site fencing and creating an access road into the site on the west side.

Once fencing is installed, pedestrian traffic to the new library will be restricted to the paths from the south off Main street or the walks from the north behind Chapin Hall and east of Hollander Hall.  Pathways through or across the demolition site will not be available.  The actual demolition process is expected to begin on June 22nd and take approximately one month to complete.

Chapin Drive will remain open to traffic with some restrictions during the period when the south portion is being re-constructed in early July.  Parking along the north portion (from the Congregational Church parking lot entrance north) will be relocated to the newly created lot just north of Chapin Hall on June 22nd.  This will accommodate the two-way traffic required for trucks to access the demolition site from Mission Park Drive.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bruce Decoteau at 597-3225.

A detailed site and process plan for the period during the demolition can be viewed here:

Sawyer Demo Circulation Plan (1)