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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 9-15


August 7, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Aug. 9-15

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) -- Masonry work will continue on the exterior. Roofing work has begun on the addition. Installation of the windows on the south side will begin during the week. Mechanical and electoral rough-ins are progressing on the upper three levels. Gypsum board installation is proceeding in the basement. Flooring tile installation will begin in the original building.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion: Sept. 2009) -- Landscape work will continue east of the Union and on the south side of the building. Finish work is proceeding on the ground level of the 70s portion of the building. Mechanical and electrical rough-ins as well as metal framing will be occurring in the basement and ground floor of the original building.

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 area fencing will be put up. Deconstruction of the remaining WRI storage units and the Cowboy Dorm (log building west of Earth Sciences Building) will begin.

WRI Building Removal -- The Western Research Institute buildings east of the Bureau of Mines Building and west of Cowboy Dorm will be moved to preparefor 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 this week. Building No. 5 on the west side of the service entrance 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. The audio/visual work is nearing completion. The electrician will be installing wiring as necessary. The basement work will be cleaned up and ready for inspection by the end of the week. New shelving will arrive and be installed the following week. Exterior landscaping is complete except for some minor repair items to the irrigation and sod.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- The architect will back check the punch list work this week. Additional landscape work is in process. 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. The first building was removed from the site Wednesday, Aug. 5, and another building will be removed in the coming week. Anouncements regarding parking on Lewis and 11th Streets will be provided as soon as the second removal date and time is determined. Please use caution on Lewis between 11th and 12th Streets.

Engineering (Scheduled Completion: Aug. 24 ) -- Electrical shutdown is scheduled Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 a.m. The first floor restrooms will be modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms on the second floor will be available.

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 complete. Block cleaning, sealing and caulking is tentatively scheduled for late 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, crews will work nights and weekends.

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

Steam Shutdown -- The annual steam shutdown will continue through Sunday, Aug. 16. Most facilities will have no heat or hot water. 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 -- Concrete and asphalt work will continue in the area through the next week.

Concrete and Asphalt -- Sidewalk replacement west of Half Acre and the Student Union will begin next week and continue until Aug. 21. Work areas south of Half Acre and west of the Union will be blocked to pedestrian traffic. Concrete replacement at Physical Sciences (northeast side) will begin Aug. 12 and should be complete by Aug. 18. ADA modifications on the west side of the Aven Nelson Building will begin next week and be complete when 9th Street reopens.

Several areas north of the Corbett Building are blocked for ADA work and sidewalk replacement. The north entrance to Corbett is closed. Please enter on one of the other three sides. This work will continue through next week. ADA modifications will begin at the west entry to Fine Arts next week and continue in the following week. The entrance will remain open with barricades placed around work areas. Gutter and sidewalk repair at 14th and Bradley will continue through next week.

15th and Ivinson Streets -- 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 through next week. 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. Scheduled reopening is Aug. 24.

Health Sciences -- Extensive concrete work at Health Sciences east entrance is continuing. Pedestrian access should be restored by August 14th. Temporary pedestrian access will be maintained to the south entrance. Work will begin at the Health Sciences west entrance next week and continue for about two weeks. The west parking area will be closed during this construction. Alternate handicap parking is available east of Geology and north of Lewis next to TransPark Building. Exterior light replacement west and east of the building continues.

Parking Lot Striping -- Striping of the lot north of Crane Hill, the Wyoming Hall lot, the McWhinnie Hall lot and the Engineering west lot are complete. Striping the lot east of the Arena-Auditorium will occur Monday, Aug. 10. Handicap parking spaces and crosswalks will be painted over the next two 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 -- 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 -- 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 has arrived and should be installed within two weeks.

University Stock Farms -- Construction of the new building to house a boiler for the feed mill has been completed.

Engineering Building -- East entrance from Lewis Street will have one of the double doors blocked off to reset the threshold. The southwest handicap entrance will be closed temporally to reset the threshold. Painting will continue on the sixth floor as time permits.

Corbett Pool -- The pool will remain closed through Aug. 17 to upgrade the main drains.

Half Acre Swimming Pool -- The pool will remain 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.

War Memorial Fieldhouse -- Electrical work will continue next week. A generator will be placed to provide limited power. Please limit electrical use in the facility during this maintenance. Roof replacement continues 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, August 07, 2009

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