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Campus Construction Update for Week of June 21-27

June 19, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of June 21-27:

9th Street Closure -- The City of Laramie has started a major reconstruction of 9th Street from Grand Avenue to Lewis Street. This portion of 9th Street will be closed through Aug. 14.

The construction includes 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, has designated two pedestrian crossing areas (University and Clark streets), but overall access in the area is severely limited. UW also will replace sidewalks on the east side of the project area. See map.

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

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Masonry will begin on the south and west sides of the addition. Utility rough-ins and wall framing will continue in the basement. Utility rough-ins will begin on the ground level and fire proofing will start on the second level. Duct work for the main vertical runs will be position early in the week. At the addition, finish work will continue.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion: Sept. 2009) -- Landscaping work will continue at the east entrance to the Union. In the grassy area along 13th Street and Ivinson, the water main for the sprinkler system will be installed. At the interior, finish work continues on the ground level of the 70s addition. Demolition work is underway in the 50s portion of the building. Re-roofing at the History Building will begin.

Student Health/Cheney International Center -- Work progresses on the Cheney Plaza, weather permitting. Area to the north of Merica Hall will be set up for bike parking. Balancing of mechanical systems and water testing is occurring this week. Punch list items are being completed. Furniture is being delivered for the next three to four weeks. International groups will move into the building on June 25 and 26.

Berry Center -- The Guaranteed Maximum Price has been accepted by the Board of Trustees. Plans are being made with the City of Laramie to close the street at Lewis and 10th. No firm date has been set. Once permission has been granted, construction fencing will be put in place.

Old Power Plant -- Source Gas will relocate the gas mains near 11th and Lewis. No date has been set. The area will be fenced for deconstruction.

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 on weekday evenings and on weekends as weather permits in preparation for Berry Center construction. There will be intermittent closures of the service entrance on Lewis Street, lasting approximately 15 minutes each, as 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 August 24. Pre-cast panel work is ongoing this week.

Information Technology Center -- Marker boards installation will continue and tenant finish work in the basement might start. Some plant material will be replaced and stone pavers will be completed.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- Most of the landscaping will be finished, some damaged concrete will be repaired or replaced. Interior inspections and commissioning of the HVAC system is scheduled.

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

Lewis Street Apartment Removal -- Apartments at 1111, 1113, and 1115 E. Lewis Street are prepared for removal by the contractor. The buildings will be lifted and placed on beams beginning this week. A date will be provided when the buildings are loaded and are ready to be moved from the site. Please use caution on Lewis between 11th and 12th Streets.

Agriculture C (Scheduled Completion: June 2009) -- The north restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms on the second floor will be available.

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

Corbett Building (Scheduled Completion: July 2009) -- Restrooms will be created in the main lobby.

Centennial Complex -- Exterior block repair is ongoing. Staging for the contractor is on the northeast side of the building.

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. HVAC and electrical work is ongoing.

Fine Arts (Scheduled Completion: July 2006) -- 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 -- Work associated with this project will occur in the east parking lot of McIntyre Hall and on the east side of Knight Hall. The project will continue through most of the summer on various areas of the campus.

Fuel Facility -- The landscaping portion of this project should be completed in the next week, weather permitting.

9th Street from Lewis Street to Grand Avenue -- Construction continues. Access to the Speech, Language 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 the Health Sciences Building.

Campus -- Signing of mechanical room doors continues. It is an OSHA requirement to identify and label areas that may contain asbestos. Contained and undisturbed asbestos is not a hazard. The signs are designed to advise maintenance staff to exercise caution when working in the area.

Gibbon Street -- Drainage work will occur on Gibbon Street between 15th and 17th streets in front of Shipping and Receiving as weather permits. Please be cautious of heavy equipment in the area.

Fine Arts Concert Hall and Education Auditorium -- New sound systems are being installed in both of these venues. Work should be complete by the end of July.

Arts and Sciences -- Water fountains are being replaced on the first floor and work is being done in the first floor restrooms to complete ADA upgrades. Work should be complete in one to two weeks.

Health Sciences -- Grab bars will be replaced in the restroom handicap stalls on the 1st through 4th floors. Work in each restroom should take less than one hour.

Corbett -- New ADA accessible restrooms are being constructed in the lobby area. Please use caution around the work area. Other restrooms will remain operational during the construction.

Animal Science -- Restrooms in the west end of the building are being upgraded and will be closed throughout construction. Please use restrooms in the east wing during construction.

Knight Hall -- An ADA ramp is being constructed at the east entrance to the building. The east entrance will be closed throughout the construction. Please use the south or north entrances to the building. The west lane of 13th Street from Ivinson north will be closed for approximately one month. Traffic will be re-routed between Knight and Ross Halls.

Anthropology -- Windows will be replaced on the southwest corner of the building Tuesday, July 23.

Ross Hall -- Painting will occur in the east wing of the basement on Tuesday and Wednesday. The hallway will be closed Wednesday morning. Electricians will be replacing lights on the first floor and in the east wing of the basement next week. Please use caution in these areas.

WTBC -- About 100 new trees have been planted east of WTBC and on the golf course.

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

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009

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