Tunnel System

Campus utilities are distributed through 4 miles of underground tunnels. The tunnel system is controlled, monitored, and maintained 24 hours a day by the Utilities & Energy Department. 

Tunnels are Confined Spaces and entry must be authorized by the CPS Control Room.

Departments and Contractors who need to access the Tunnel System are required to complete Tunnel Entry Training which can be done at CPS.  

A Tunnel Work Authorization Requests (TWAR) is required for any work planned to be done within the Tunnel System.  TWAR's must be submitted to CPS for review and approval prior to entry and start of work.

Please see the below link for more information about Tunnel Entry policy for the University of Oregon:

Tunnel Example

Environmental Health & Safety Website.  Confined Space and Tunnel