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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 2-8

July 31, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Aug. 2-8:

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

Lewis and 10th/11th Street Closure -- Staging areas are being set up for the Cowboy Dorm and Old Power Plant deconstruction. Portions of Lewis Street will be closed from 10th through 11th throughout the project's 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 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 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 here.

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Finish work continues at the existing building. At the addition, utility rough ins and interior wall framing are on-going. Masonry continues on the south side of the building.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion: Sept. 2009) -- Renovation work continues in the 70s and 50s portion of the library. Landscaping work will continue on the east side of the Wyoming Union and along the south side of the facility.

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 -- Construction will begin after deconstruction of the remaining WRI storage units and the Cowboy Dorm (log building west of Earth Sciences Building).

WRI Building Removal -- The Western Research Institute buildings east of the Bureau of Mines Building and west of Cowboy Dorm will be moved in preparation for Berry Center construction. There will be intermittent closures of the service entrance on Lewis Street, as the remaining buildings are loaded on a trailer and removed. Building No. 8 on the east side of the service entrance will be moved the week of Aug. 2-8. Building No. 5 on the west side of the service entrantance is being prepared for removal and a date will be provided when it is ready to be moved. 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. Steel erection will continue this week and repairs on lower steel stands ongoing. Webcam view available here.

Information Technology Center -- The furniture installation is under way throughout the building. Delivery truck traffic will continue to be high during this process. The audio/visual contractor will be installing overhead screen and monitor. The electrician will be installing wiring as necessary. In the basement the fire sprinkler heads, lights, and air diffusers will be installed in the ceiling grid. Ceiling tile will be removed and reinstalled where necessary. Exterior landscaping is complete except for some minor repair items to the irrigation and sod.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- Will finish programming the AV/IT systems. Carpet has been completed at well of large Moot court. Architect will back check the punch list. Additional landscape work will start on Monday. Sidewalk chase for northwest entry will be installed, concrete will be poured with north patio area and sculpture base on Wednesday or Thursday. North and south entries will be repainted.

UW Police Facility -- The Police Department has moved into the new facility. Punch list items will be complete in the next few weeks.

Lewis Street Apartment Removal -- Apartments at 1111, 1113, and 1115 E. Lewis Street are prepared for removal by the contractor. After a delay in permitting, the first building is scheduled to be removed from the site Tuesday, Aug. 4, with the others to follow in the next couple of weeks. Please use caution on Lewis between 11th and 12th Streets.

Biosciences Building (Scheduled Completion: Aug. 24) -- The first floor restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms on the second floor are available. The south wing of the second floor will have restricted access for construction workers only. This will not affect access to the second floor restrooms.

Physical Sciences Building (Scheduled Completion: Aug. 24) -- The first floor restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms on the second floor are available.

Ross Hall (Scheduled Completion: Aug. 24) -- The first floor restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms near the elevators and on the second floor are available.

Centennial Complex -- Exterior block repair is nearly complete. Block cleaning, sealing and caulking is tentatively scheduled for mid August. 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 will continue in Engineering Building and Biological Sciences Building this week.

Fine Arts Center (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:

Steam Shutdown -- The annual steam shutdown begins Friday, July 31 and ends Sunday, Aug. 16. There will be no heat and minimal hot water in selected facilities. The Rochelle Center, Washakie Dining Hall and residence halls will have hot water. The Wyoming Union and Classroom Building will have hot water for food preparation only.

Lewis Street -- The gas line on the south side of Lewis from Engineering to Earth Sciences has been replaced, and natural gas service to all buildings has been restored. Concrete and asphalt work will continue in the area through the next week.

Concrete and Asphalt -- The replacement of selected sections of concrete on the south side of Prexy's is complete. Concrete replacement at Physical Sciences (northwest side) will be complete on Aug. 5 with pedestrian traffic restored on Aug. 10. Sidewalk replacement on the north side of Ivinson between 9th and 10th streets is complete. Sidewalk replacement north of Education Annex and Ag D will require traffic control in that area. A section of sidewalk south of Aven Nelson will be blocked off and replaced next week. Several areas north of Corbett will be blocked off Monday for ADA work and sidewalk replacement. This work will continue for a couple of weeks.

15th and Ivinson Streets -- The concrete placement on the east side of 15th Street between Ivinson and Willett is complete. Traffic controls are in place on the west side of the street for rebuilding the northwest corner of Ivinson and 15th Street. Pedestrian access to the north side of Ivinson Street will be maintained but narrowed during construction. Construction will continue into early August. Please use extreme caution in this congested area.

Geology -- Reconstruction of the parking lot east of the Geology Building continues. Access to the north of Geology will be rerouted to the north entrance of the Earth Sciences Building, then through the building to the connection between Geology and Earth Sciences. Access to the west side of the Engineering Building and the west side of Geology will remain open and unchanged.

Health Sciences -- Extensive concrete work at Health Sciences east entrance is continuing. A delay in material arrival has extended the schedule by about two weeks. The project should now be complete in about two weeks. Temporary pedestrian access will be maintained to the south entrance. Exterior lights are being replaced west and east of the building over the next two weeks.

Parking Lot Striping -- Striping will resume next week as weather permits. The schedule is to stripe the lot north of Crane Hill on Monday and the Wyoming Hall lot on Tuesday. The McWhinnie Hall lot and the Engineering west lot are scheduled for Wednesday. Handicap parking spaces and crosswalks will be painted over the next 2 to 3 weeks. Crosswalks will be painted one lane at a time and traffic will be routed around the new paint. Please use caution when driving around these work areas.

Fraternity and Sorority Mall -- The condensate line has been repaired. Project completion is scheduled for the week of Aug. 17. The excavation area on the west end of the mall will be fenced off until completion. Access should not be impacted.

Campus Greenhouse -- Concrete demolition and excavation in the main driveway to the greenhouse is complete. The driveway and sidewalk are now accessible. Work is on hold waiting for materials and will continue through September.

McIntyre Hall -- Excavation and demolition will occur on the southeast corner of the building to facilitate an upgrade to the air handling system in the basement. Work will continue into mid-August.

Washakie Dining Hall -- A temporary steam boiler has been placed on the sidewalk between the northeast corner of Washakie and King Street. The area will be fenced off, and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted south of the fenced area. The boiler will remain in place throughout the annual steam shutdown and will be removed about Aug. 18.

Wyoming Union -- Foundation repairs are ongoing and will continue through the rest of this month. Please use caution in this area.

Fine Arts Center -- 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. The coil is on order and should be received within two weeks.

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

Engineering Building -- Painting will continue on the sixth floor as time permits.

Corbett Pool -- The pool will be closed from Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. through Aug.17 to upgrade the main drains.

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

Knight Hall -- An ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) 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 to Ivinson Street is now open. Please continue to use caution in this area as construction continues.

Fieldhouse -- Electrical work on Wednesday to replace a  switch will limit electrical power to the facility. A generator will be placed to provide limited power. Please limit electrical use in the facility during this maintenance.

Fieldhouse -- Roof replacement will begin next week on the south side of the building. The staging area will be on the west side of the building. Please use caution when entering from the south and around the staging area.

Ross Hall -- Re-roofing of the building continues. The staging area is on the north end of the east stairwell. Material movement will occur between 5-7 a.m. in between Ross and Knight Halls. Please use caution around the building area.

Please direct questions to the Service Desk at 766-6225.



Posted on Friday, July 31, 2009

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