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Campus Construction Update for Week of June 28-July 4

June 26, 2009
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Workers align stone near the Student Health/Cheney International Center.

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of June 28-July 4:

22nd Street & Grand Avenue Intersection Interruptions -- The intersection at 22nd Street and Grand Avenue will be intermittently closed for five minutes durations midmorning Sunday, June 28, and Tuesday, June 30, for delivery of the super columns for the War Memorial Stadium expansion and improvement project. The erection of the columns will take place throughout the week of June 28. Flaggers will be present.

Lewis and 10th/11th Street Closure -- Staging areas will begin to be set-up beginning in July for the Cowboy Dorm and Old Power Plant deconstruction. Portions of Lewis Street will be closed from 10th through 11th throughout the projects' duration. Parking for the Speech & Hearing Clinic will be temporarily relocated to the southeast corner of the 10th and Lewis parking lot while construction occurs on 9th Street. The clinic parking can be accessed via 15th and Lewis head one way west to the parking lot. Leave the parking lot headed north through the alley to Bradley Street.

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 August 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.

Engineering-Geo Survey Parking Lot Closure -- The Engineering-Geo Survey Parking Lot will be closed all week June 29-July 3.

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 on the project is almost complete. Programs are in the process of moving in. Furniture arrives in the next two months. Exterior landscape is being installed.

Berry Center -- 100 percent of the documents are being completed. Construction will begin after deconstruction of the remaining WRI storage units and the Cowboy Dorm.

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. Completion is scheduled for June 28. 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. Super column erection this week. Repairs on lower steel stands ongoing. See the Webcam view:

Information Technology Center -- Scratched glass will be replaced, and repair work on the freight elevator might take place. Tenant finish work may start in the basement. Some plant material will be replaced and stone pavers completed.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- Most of the landscaping will be finished. Some damaged concrete will be repaired and replaced. Interior inspections and commissioning of the HVAC system are scheduled. Architect will be doing punch list (items to be corrected) work.

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.

Biosciences Building (Scheduled Completion: July 2009) -- The first floor restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms on the second floor will be available.

Physical Sciences Building (Scheduled Completion: July 2009) -- The first floor restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms on the second floor will be available.

Ross Hall (Scheduled Completion: July 2009) -- The first floor restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms near the elevators and 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 near 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. Painting is scheduled in Engineering Building this week.

Fine Arts (Scheduled Completion: July 2009) -- 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 -- Stamped concrete has been placed in the east parking lot of McIntyre Hall. The lot will reopen Monday or Tuesday. The sidewalk south of Knight Hall will reopen to foot traffic on Tuesday. The sidewalk west of the Foundation House will be replaced starting next week. The parking lot will remain accessible, but pedestrian traffic will be re-routed to the west side of 12th Street. Stamped concrete sections will be replaced on the north side of Prexy's Pasture. Areas should be open to pedestrian traffic on Monday, but vehicular traffic will be prohibited until July 1. Miscellaneous concrete and asphalt work will continue through most of the summer on various areas of the campus. Please use caution and avoid work areas.

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.

Health Sciences -- Extensive concrete work will occur in the area east of Health Sciences and west of Physical Sciences. The service entrance to core campus off Lewis Street will be closed for two weeks while work progresses. Vehicular access to Prexy's will be limited to the south and east entrances during this time. Your patience is appreciated.

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

Campus -- Signing of mechanical room doors has been completed.

Gibbon Street -- Drainage work has been completed.

Fraternity and Sorority Rows -- Parking lot and road striping will occur on Monday and Tuesday. The road will remain open. Please use caution around the paint equipment and new paint.

Cooper House -- The parking lot on the west side of the building will be striped on Wednesday.

Handicap Parking -- Spots will be individually painted throughout the striping season.

Wyoming Union -- Foundation repairs at the southeast corner will block the alley between Coe Library and the Union intermittently throughout the week.

Fine Arts -- Steam has been shut off to the building to replace a defective heating coil. There will be no hot water in the building until the coil is replaced. Roof replacement should be complete by July 1.

Fine Arts Concert Hall and Education Auditorium -- New sound systems have been installed in both of these venues. System setup and tuning will be complete by the end of July.

University Stock Farms -- Physical Plant will construct a building to house a boiler for the feed mill. Work should continue until the end of the month.

Engineering -- Floor tile will be installed in the basement of the main stairway. This will not interfere with the flow of pedestrian traffic. Painting will continue on the sixth floor as time permits.

Half Acre Infield -- The climbing wall will be closed for installation of new floor covering. Work should be complete by the end of the week.

Half Acre Swimming Pool -- The pool will be closed from June 27 through August 17 to upgrade the main drains, install a depth marker, replace tiles, clean and paint the pool.

Arts and Sciences -- Water fountains have been replaced on the first floor. Work continues in the first floor restrooms to complete ADA upgrades and should be complete by the end of the week. There will be a short water shutdown at 6 a.m. Monday.

Health Sciences -- Grab bars have been replaced in the restroom handicap stalls on the first through fourth floors.

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 have been replaced on the southwest corner of the building.

Ross Hall -- Re-roofing of the building will begin July 1. The staging area will be north of the building between the two stairwells. Material movement will occur from 5-7 a.m. between Ross and Knight halls. Please use caution in these areas.

Ross Hall -- Painting of the ceilings has been completed. Electricians will replace lights in the basement and rebuilding the lights in the elevator lobby on the first floor next week. Please use caution in these areas.

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.

Please call the Service Desk at 766-6225 for more information.


Posted on Friday, June 26, 2009

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