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Renovation Information|Campus Recreation
Interior Design Plans

Interior Design Plans Draft (2.3MB)

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Campus Recreation
Half Acre Gym
Dept. 3604
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3370
Fax: (307) 766-6720
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Half Acre, More Than a Gym

Construction of the renovation and expansion of Half Acre Gym is underway.  The project will be accomplished in two phases, allowing patrons to utilize portions of the facility throughout the entire process.  During the renovation and expansion project, we will update our patrons with the most accurate and timely information possible.  Please check this web site and signage throughout the facility for updates on this project.

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Campus Construction Update for Oct. 19 - 25

Half Acre Gymnasium Addition and Renovation (General contractor Groathouse Construction, Inc., Cody; scheduled completion of Phase I, east reconstruction/addition, Jan. 20, 2015; Phase II, historic west renovation, spring 2015)  Half Acre Gym remains open and accessible via the west entrance.  The day-lot parking area and roadway immediately east of Half Acre Gym is closed.  Temporary day-use parking has been established in the lot east of the Wyoming Union. 

Construction and staging areas north, south, and east of the existing building have been established and are closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, except that which is construction related.  Access to Prexy's Pasture from the east Wyoming Union parking lot between Half Acre and the Wyoming Union is closed until further notice.  Please use alternate routes through the Wyoming Union or between the Union and Coe Library.  Heavy truck traffic, including construction materials transport, concrete trucks, and other haulers, will be frequent on Willett Drive west of 15th Street and along the perimeter of the Wyoming Union parking lot.  Temporary traffic controls and signs are either in place or will be established as needed by specific site activities.

Construction work for Phase I, consisting of the reconstruction/addition of the east portion of the existing building continues.  Interior construction is continuing, with building systems rough-in, masonry, wall and ceiling systems framing, and fireproofing nearing completion on the upper floors.  Finish construction is well underway on the first floor, including drywall finishing, painting, ceiling work, and preparation for flooring.  Exterior building enclosure work has progressed to achieve building "dry-in" while exterior stone and masonry work continues, primarily on the northeast and north elevations of the building.  Specialty building equipment, including climbing wall/pinnacle components and HVAC units, have been delivered and installed in advance of field finishing and startup.

The sub-phase of the Phase I reconstruction/addition to build out the northwest corner adjacent to the retained existing stone walls continues.  Adjacent pedestrian pathways north of Half Acre Gym between Prexy's Pasture and Willett Drive remain open; however, the continuing construction in this vicinity will result in increased congestion.  Temporary traffic controls and signs will be established as needed by specific site activities.

Site improvement work on Willett Drive west of 15th Street and south of Wyoming Hall has progressed to allow Willett Drive to be reopened to normal traffic.  Site improvement work along the south perimeter of Willett Drive will continue.  Site improvement work will impact portions of the parking lot east of the Wyoming Union through October 31.  Normal vehicular access to the parking lot will remain open; however, construction work along the north perimeter of this lot will require some temporary detours in that area.  Temporary traffic controls and signs will be established as needed by specific site activities.  Please observe all posted traffic control, construction signs and temporary flagging in the affected areas.

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