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Campus Construction Update for Week of May 31-June 6

May 29, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of May 31-June 6

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 streets), 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.

The UW Facilities Planning office reports the following activities scheduled for the week:

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- At the addition, steel work will wind down with a topping out ceremony June 4. Fire proofing will start on the first floor. Utility rough-ins will begin in the basement. Finish work will continue in the existing building.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion: Sept. 2009) -- In the middle portion of the building, remodel work will continue. At the lower two levels of the west part of the building, asbestos abatement will occur. At the History Building, roofing work will begin with the replacement of roof drains. At the exterior, landscaping will begin on the south side of the building.

Student Health/Cheney International Center -- Exterior painting and interior painting continue. Irrigation systems are being coordinated with the campus system. Additional landscape will be set and masons will install more benches and stone. The basement should be completed in approximately 10 days. Punch list items will be corrected mid-June. Moving date is set June 25-26.

Cowboy Dorm/Berry Center -- Street closure on 10th and Lewis streets is being coordinated around campus. After approval is received from the City, construction fencing will be placed around the Cowboy Dorm site and extend north across Lewis Street into the adjacent parking lot. Meters will be moved to accommodate the new staging area. ADA parking has been coordinated to accommodate the closure and construction.

WRI Building Removal -- The Western Research Institute Buildings east of the Bureau of Mines building and west of Cowboy Dorm will continue to be moved May 30-31, due to weather delays last week, in preparation for Berry Center construction. There will be intermittent closures of the service entrance on Lewis Street, lasting approximately 15 minutes each both Saturday and Sunday because the remaining buildings are loaded on a trailer and removed. Please use extreme caution when using the service entrance on Lewis Street.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements
(Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot will be closed through Aug. 24. Drilled piers and excavation are ongoing. Precast panels set next week.

Information Technology Center -- Next week is anticipated to complete all basement punch list items and the remaining items on the roof. Exterior work on the building and landscaping will proceed depending on the weather. Stone pavers and other work on the west side could start.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation --
Activities include: Continue landscaping stone work south and west sides; continue to texture/paint exterior concrete when the wind slows down; continue audio/visual installation; finish wood work; final paint touch up; carpet touch up; some electrical conduit rework for the AV/IT; and continue pre-clean and pre-punch. The HVAC commissioning starts June 8, training begins June 15.

UW Police Facility -- The Police Department moved into the new facility May 12. Punch list items will be ongoing the next month.

Centennial Complex -- Exterior block repair will start the week of June 1. Staging for the contractor is on the northeast side of the building.

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

Agriculture C (Scheduled completion: June) -- The north restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms on the second floor will be available.

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

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

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

Concrete and Asphalt --
The annual concrete and asphalt project will begin in the next week. As specific areas are scheduled, updates will be included in the weekly construction report. The project will continue most of the summer on various areas of the campus.
9th Street from Lewis Street to Grand Avenue -- Construction continues. Access to the Speech and Hearing Clinic will be maintained via Clark Street. Additional signage has been posted at 8th and Clark streets to direct people to the parking lot on the west side of Health Sciences.

Fuel Facility -- The landscaping portion of this project is being completed. The irrigation system is now being installed.  Tree planting will occur next and the seeding process will follow. The project should be completed in one to two weeks.

9th Street from Lewis Street to Grand Avenue -- Construction continues. Access to the Speech and Hearing Clinic will be maintained via Clark Street. Additional signage has been posted at 8th and Clark streets to direct people to the parking lot on the west side of Health Sciences.

Ross Hall -- Electricians will be replacing lights on the first and fourth floors next week.

19th Street -- Installation of new lights along 19th Street between Harney and Willett continues. Please watch for trucks and equipment in the area.

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

Biological Sciences -- Construction of new walls in the building continues. Work has now progressed to the southwest stairwell. The stairwell is closed while the work proceeds. Please use the elevator or another stairwell during construction. In case of an emergency the stairway will not be locked at any time during construction. Please use caution on the south side walkway due to increased vehicle traffic.

Physical Sciences -- Demolition will begin next week in the northwest stairwell. New walls are being constructed on the landings in the northeast stairwell. Both north stairwells are closed while the work proceeds. Please use the elevator or south stairwells during construction. In case of an emergency, stairways will not be locked at any time during construction.

Old Engineering -- Concrete has been poured at the south entrance. The concrete will be sealed next week. Please use caution around the front entrance. The building is accessible at the Petroleum Engineering building entrance to the west of the construction.

Engineering -- No painting will occur next week. Painting will resume in one or two weeks.

Wyoming Union --
Construction activities for Panda Express have been substantially completed. Opening is being planned by Dining Services.

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

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009

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