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Campus Construction Update for Week of May 17-23

May 15, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 17-23.

Ivinson Street Closure -- Ivinson Street will be closed between 14th & 15th Streets starting May 19 though the 22 for a sewer line installation.

9th Street Closure -- The City of Laramie has notified UW that it has scheduled a major reconstruction of 9th Street from Grand Avenue to Lewis Street this summer. This portion of 9th street will be closed from May 18-Aug. 14. See map.

The construction will involve installation of a new water line, storm sewer, curb and gutter improvements and a total rebuild and overlay of the existing road surface. The contractor, Simon Contracting, will designate two pedestrian crossing areas (University and Clark), but overall access in the area will be severely limited. UW also will replace sidewalks on the east side of the project area.

Traffic Alert: A 20 mph speed limit is now in effect on 9th, Lewis, Ivinson and 15th streets surrounding the campus.

Facilities Planning Project Managers' Report:

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled Completion Date: Fall 2010) -- Structural steel will continue to be placed at the addition. Finish work continues in the addition.
Faculty and staff in the UW College of Business have relocated to Crane Hall because of the renovation project. Go here for a list of the new office locations.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion date: September 2009) -- Exterior work on the building and landscaping will proceed depending on the weather. The irrigation system started and tested. Stone pavers and other work on the west side could start. Parking lot striping on Sorority Row may occur this week. Signs will be posted.

Student Health/Cheney International Center --  Interiors: Ceiling grid, painting and floor finishes will be installed next week in the basement. Exterior: The irrigation system is being completed to prepare for the boulder setting. Boulders to be placed May 18, beginning at 8 a.m. Please watch for construction vehicles. A flag person will supervise the vehicles.

WRI Building Removal -- The Western Research Institute Buildings east of the Bureau of Mines Building and west of Cowboy Dorm are being deconstructed and/or prepared for removal in preparation for Berry Center construction. Three of the buildings will be moved from the site on a weekend to minimize impact to university traffic and more information will be provided once the final move date is determined. Please use extreme caution when using the service entrance on Lewis Street.

Lewis Street Apartment Removal -- Apartments at 1111, 1113, and 1115 E. Lewis Street are being prepared for removal by the contractor. The apartments were purchased by the contractor and will be reused for housing in Fort Morgan, Colo. The apartments are scheduled to be removed on or before May 20. The buildings will be moved from the site on a weekend to minimize impact to traffic and more information will be provided once the final move date is determined. Please use caution on Lewis between 11th and 12th Streets.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled Completion Date: fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot will be closed through August 24. Drilled piers and excavation is ongoing. Stair towers will be set the week of May 18.

Information Technology Center -- Exterior work on the building and landscaping will proceed depending on the weather. The irrigation system could be started. Stone pavers and other work on the west side could start. Parking lot striping on Sorority Row may occur this week. Signs will be posted.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- Activities include: Continue landscaping south and west sides, complete carpet on the access floor in the Large Moot Court, install wiring in the tables in both Moot courts, continue audio/visual installation, wood work in all areas, paint trim in the Large Moot Court, texture/paint exterior concrete when the wind slows down, mechanical-electrical-plumbing trim out, and continue pre-clean and pre-punch. The HVAC system is being programmed and commissioned. The fire alarm system is scheduled to be tested on Tuesday. The horn strobe will sound off and on during this test.

UW Police Facility --The Police Department moved into the new Facility on May 12. Punch list items will be ongoing over the next month. Exterior site work will continue over the next few weeks depending on the weather and will block the alley to the south at times.

Cowboy Dorm/Berry Center -- Please watch for announcements. Construction fencing will be set up in a few weeks which will span the Cowboy Dorm site and across Lewis Street to begin staging for deconstruction of the dorm and future building. This will mean a street closure at 10th and Lewis.

Fine Arts (Scheduled Completion: July 2009) -- A new family restroom will be created near room 226. Construction will not occur during scheduled classes.

Animal Science (Scheduled Completion: June 2009) -- The west restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. East restrooms will be available.

General Classroom Renovations -- Phase 2 (Scheduled completion date: August 21.) Classrooms to be renovated this summer include: Bioscience 217, 218, 219, 220 and Engineering 1045, 2112, 3108, 3109, 3110, 3111, 3112 and 3114. Staging area will take up four spaces behind the Engineering Building. Demolition is ongoing.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities scheduled for the week:

King Street -- The south side of the street will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for striping of the parking spots.

White Hall -- The parking lot will be closed on Thursday and Friday to stripe the parking spots.

Ross Hall -- Painters will be preparing the third floor ceiling for paint on Friday, May 22, and will be painting the ceiling on Saturday, May 23. Electricians will be replacing lights on the 2nd floor May 18 and 19, and will replace lights on the third floor May 21 and 22.

19th Street -- New light poles will be installed along 19th Street between Harney and Willett next week and the week after. Please watch for trucks and equipment in the area.

UWPD -- Handrails at the new UW Police facility will be painted on Monday, May 18.

Fine Arts -- Re-roofing part of the building will continue for approximately one month. The staging area is on the southwest side of the building. The southwest entry will be closed throughout the project. Please use another entrance.

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory -- Well drilling and installation of the new sign is complete.

Biological Sciences -- New walls are being constructed on the landings in the southeast stairwell. The stairwell is closed while the work proceeds. Please use the elevator or another stairwell during construction. In case of an emergency this stairway will not be locked at any time during this construction.

Old Engineering -- The south entrance will remain blocked off to replace concrete. The water main has been replaced and all services returned to operation. Please use caution around the front entrance. The building is accessible at the Petroleum Engineering entrance to the west of this construction. Construction activity will continue through May 20.

Engineering -- Exterior windows have been replaced. Painting of common areas will continue for the next one or two weeks on the fifth floor of the Engineering Building.

Washakie Pavilion -- The window has been replaced.

Wyoming Union -- Construction activities for Panda Express continue. Pedestrian traffic will be routed around the work area as needed. Please use caution in this congested area.

College of Law -- The well in the parking lot west of the College of Law Building and north of Fine Arts has been repaired and parking lot access has returned to normal.

Campus Irrigation -- The irrigation system is being activated for the summer season. Please be cautious of spraying water in work areas, and please notify the Service Desk at 766-6225 if any leaks or problems are noticed.

Tree Spraying -- Spraying to protect against bark beetle infestation will continue throughout the week. Please be cautious and stay clear of spray areas.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Physical Plant Service Desk at (307) 766-6225.


Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009

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