|Please observe the signage posted around the Minos Surface Building to avoid construction areas. Photo: Reidar Hahn|
The NOvA near-detector cavern construction has begun. This means the Minos Surface Building and the parking lot between it and the NOvA near-detector building are now officially construction zones. Anyone entering the area must wear a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, vest, long pants, sleeved shirt and construction shoes.
The front entrance and high-bay area of the Minos Surface Building are off-limits to everyone except employees of Kiewit, the construction contractor. Everyone else should enter through the side doors to go underground.
The area will remain under construction until 2013.