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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 19-25

July 17, 2009

These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of July 19-25:

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 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, 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) -- Work continues on the addition. The contractor is focusing on exterior wall sheathing, masonry, fire proofing and utility rough-ins.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion: Sept. 2009) -- Exterior landscaping will continue between the Union and the Library and along the south side of the Library. Renovation activities will continue inside the building on the basement level of the 70s addition and at the basement and ground levels of the 50s addition.

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. 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 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 pulling cables and the electrician will be cutting in boxes as necessary. In the basement the drywall will finish and most walls will be painted. Ceiling grid may start toward the end of the week. The BACnet system is in process. Ceiling tile will be removed and reinstalled where necessary. Exterior landscaping is complete except for some minor punch list repairs.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- In the process of finishing up punch list items, providing owner training and and closing the project.

UW Police Facility -- The Police Department has moved into the new facility. Punch list items will continue through the end of the 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 placed on dolly wheels separately. The first building will be removed from the site the weekend of July 25-26. 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 are available.

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

Fine Arts (Scheduled Completion: July 2009) A new family restroom will be created near room 226. Construction will not occur during scheduled classes.

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 are available.

Corbett Building (Scheduled Completion: July 2009) -- Restrooms will be created near the main lobby. Painting is scheduled this week.

Centennial Complex -- Exterior block repair continues. 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 and Biological Sciences Building 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:

Concrete and Asphalt -- Concrete sections will be replaced on Prexy's Pasture next week and should be open to pedestrian traffic by July 28. Concrete work continues in the area of Health Sciences and the Classroom Building. Pedestrian access will be maintained from Earth Sciences to the Aven Nelson Building. Vehicular access will be allowed through the east entrance off Willett Drive and the north entrance off Lewis Street. Sidewalk sections around Old Main have been poured and will reopen to pedestrian traffic July 21.

15th and Ivinson Streets -- Work at the eastside of this intersection is in progress. The east lane on the northbound side of the road is closed while curb and gutter work is completed. Access to King Street will be maintained, but narrowed during construction. Please use extreme caution in this congested area. Work will move to the west side of the intersection following completion of the eastside intersection. Construction will continue throughout July.

Health Sciences -- Extensive concrete work is occurring in the area east of Health Sciences and west of Physical Sciences. Work should be complete by the end of July. The service entrance to core campus off Lewis Street has reopened to vehicular traffic. Exterior lights will be replaced west and east of the building over the next 2-3 weeks.

Parking Lot Striping -- This project has been suspended for 1-2 weeks.

Fraternity and Sorority Mall -- The excavation area on the west end of the mall has been fenced off until materials arrive to repair the steam line. Access should not be impacted.

Campus Greenhouse -- Concrete demolition and excavation in the main driveway to the greenhouse is scheduled to begin on July 16 to replace steam and condensate piping. Sidewalk accessibility on the north side of Willet Drive in front of the greenhouse will be interrupted at times. Work 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 will be placed on the sidewalk between the northeast corner of Washakie and King Street on July 23. The area will be fenced off, and pedestrian traffic will be routed to the south of the fenced area. The boiler will remain in place through out the annual steam shutdown and will be removed about August 18.

Wyoming Union -- Light pole bases have been installed; concrete pads will be poured next week. 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 in 2-3 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.

Half Acre Gym -- New divider curtains have been installed in the second-floor gym. The gym and track are open.

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

Arts and Sciences -- Work continues in the first-floor restrooms to complete ADA upgrades.

Health Sciences -- ADA work continues in the unisex restrooms near Rooms 161 and 182.

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.

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

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

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



Posted on Friday, July 17, 2009

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