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Campus Construction Update for Week of May 3-9

May 1, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 3-9.

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.
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 installation will continue. Concrete will be placed on half of the second level. Metal framing and utility rough-ins continue in the basement level. Finish work continues at the existing building.
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) -- Move in has been completed. The contractor will start demolition work in the middle portion of the building, basement and ground floors.

Student Health/Cheney International Center -- Boulder setting and more landscape items will be completed and installed. The fence will be shifted to the edge of Prexy's Pasture. The basement work will continue with painting, ceiling and flooring installation. Mechanical coordination continues.

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 to prepare 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 re-used for housing in Fort Morgan, CO. 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 will begin. Repair mock-ups on the lower east stand. Please note no graduation parking will be allowed in the stadium lot.

Information Technology Center -- Exterior work on the building and landscaping will proceed depending on the weather.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- In the Large Moot Court they will install wall panels, window trim, wall caps, handrails, stair nosings and ceiling tiles. In the Small Moot Court they will install desks, doors, door hardware, carpet, stair nosings and ceiling tile. Landscaping work is scheduled to continue throughout the week. The air handling unit will be started up. Balancing of the air and water systems will continue. The fire alarm system is scheduled to be tested Friday, May 1, starting at 2:30 p.m.

UW Police Facility -- The old UniWyo Credit Union on the corner of 15th and Flint will become the new UW Police Facility. Staging for the contractor is in the north parking lot. Mechanical, plumbing and electrical finishes are nearly complete. Carpeting will be complete this week. Final cleaning will take place through next week. Exterior site work will continue over the next few weeks depending on the weather and will block the alley to the south at times. Punch lists will begin on Monday May 4. The Police Department is scheduled to move into the facility on May 12.

Cowboy Dorm Asbestos Abatement -- Work continues on the abatement for the Cowboy Dorm (log building west of Earth Sciences Center). Abatement will be completed and deconstruction plans are under way. Deconstruction will not begin for a few more weeks.

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. Demolition this week will include Engineering 2112. Staging area will take up two spaces behind the Engineering Building. Student lockers in the Engineering Petroleum wing will need to be emptied directly after finals. Work is on hold during Finals Week.

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

Classroom Building -- The University Physical Plant has installed a skateboard rack near the east entrance of the Classroom Building. This rack provides a convenient location for students to secure skateboards while attending classes. The rack will hold 12 boards and includes cables to secure the boards. Users will need to provide locks.

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory -- Well drilling and construction will begin May 4 on the south side of the building. Please be cautious of the drilling rig, trucks and construction material in the area.

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.

Engineering -- Painting of common areas is occurring on the fourth floor of the Engineering Building.

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.

Law School -- Part of the parking lot west of the College of Law Building and north of Fine Arts will be closed for work to the well pump house. About 1/3 of the lot will be closed for at least a week.

Tree Trimming -- Grounds Services continues to trim trees as weather permits. Areas will be blocked off as trimming occurs. Please be cautious of falling limbs in work areas.

Snow Removal -- Snow and ice removal continues as needed. Please be cautious of snow removal equipment.

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


Posted on Friday, May 01, 2009

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