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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5.


August 28, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5.

WRI Building Removal --The Western Research Institute buildings east of the Bureau of Mines Building and west of Cowboy Dorm (log building west of Earth Sciences Center) will be moved to prepare for Berry Center construction. There will continue to be intermittent closures of the service entrance off of Lewis Street and the service entrance will be blocked for sufficient periods Sunday, Aug. 30. Please use extreme caution when using the service entrance on Lewis Street and expect delays.

Lewis Street Apartment Removal -- The apartment at 1115 E. Lewis Street will be removed the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 2. No parking will be allowed on portions of Lewis and 11th Streets beginning Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning to allow for the removal. No-parking signs will be temporarily placed along both sides of Lewis Street between 11th and 12th Streets and also between Lewis and Bradley Street on both sides of 11th Street to allow room for the apartment building to be moved along its route. Please use caution on Lewis between 11th and 12th Streets.

Lewis and 10th/11th Street Closure -- Lewis Street is closed between 10th and 11th Streets to be used as the staging areas for the Cowboy Dorm and Old Power Plant deconstruction.

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

College of Business Expansion and Renovation (Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- Mechanical start up will continue in the original building. Construction activities on the addition will continue at all levels.

ILLC, Information Library and Learning Center (Scheduled completion: Sept. 2009) -- The first part of next week, the contractor will remove walkways west of the Wyoming Union and install new concrete. The pathway between the Union and Coe Library will be open. At the end of the week, he will shift and replace the sidewalk on the east side of 13th street. That walk will be closed. Please use the walk on the west side of the street. Interior finishing work will continue on the lower two floors of the original building.

Student Health/Cheney International Center -- Work on the project is almost complete. Furniture arrives in the next two months.

Berry Center -- The contractor will be working on temporary power, phone, fax, and Internet for the site and trailers. Concrete barriers will be placed to the east side of the Lewis Street site enclosure fence. Deconstruction of the Cowboy Dorm and hauling out the debris to be recycled could start as early as this week. More green fabric will be added once the remaining WRI buildings are removed.

War Memorial Stadium Expansion and Improvements (Scheduled Completion: Fall 2010) -- The East Stadium parking lot will be open on game days. Steel erection will complete this week and repairs on lower steel stands is ongoing. Crews will work nights and weekends the next several weeks.

Information Technology Center -- One day of the week the contractor will be completing wall patches and moving the remaining items out of the basement as well as fixing some warranty items. The electrical and the IT contractors have one day of work to button up some punch list items that may occur at any time.

College of Law, Moot Court Addition and Renovation -- The landscapers will finish the flagstone and planting on the south patio area. Work on the donor wall in the hallway could begin this week. On Sept. 4 after classes are completed in the large Moot Court, at 11:50 a.m., the contractor will replace the damaged panel near the sound room.

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

Monopole -- Work on the cell tower north of Green Hill Cemetery will start Monday, Aug. 31.

Ross Hall (Scheduled completion date Aug. 31) -- The first floor restrooms are being modified to increase accessibility. Restrooms near the elevators and on the second floor are available. Crews will be working nights and early morning.

Centennial Complex -- Exterior block repair is complete. Block cleaning, sealing and caulking is tentatively scheduled for early September. Staging for the contractor is on the northeast side of the building.

General Classroom Renovations Phase 2 -- Classrooms renovated this summer include Bioscience 217, 218, 219, 220 and Engineering 1045, 2112, 3108, 3109, 3110, 3111, 3112, 3114. Staging takes up four spaces behind the Engineering Building. Punch list items and additional white board installation remaining.

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

Concrete and Asphalt -- Sidewalk replacement west of Half Acre and the Wyoming Union, concrete replacement at Physical Sciences (northeast side), and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) modifications on the west side of Aven Nelson and the west entry to Fine Arts are complete.

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 and several light replacements should be complete by Sept. 4. Concrete replacement at the Animal Science Building should also be complete by Sept. 4. The south drive and entry will be blocked. Please use the west and east entrances. Handicap accessibility is available west of the main entrance on the south side of the building. Concrete work at the Cooper House is under way and should be complete by Sept. 7.

The loop drive northwest of the Arena-Auditorium is closed for concrete replacement through the end of the month. Miscellaneous grinding to smooth uneven concrete on sidewalks across campus will continue through September. Please avoid work areas.

Geology Building -- Reconstruction of the parking lot east of the Geology Building should complete by Sept. 4. 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 east side of Geology will remain open and unchanged.

Health Sciences Building -- Pedestrian access has been restored only to the east side of the building. Temporary pedestrian access to the south entrance will be maintained. Landscaping and installation of handrails continues. Work has started at the west entrance and will continue for about one week. The west parking area will be closed during this construction. Alternate handicap parking is available east of the Geology Building and north of Lewis, next to the TransPark Building. Exterior light replacement east and west of the building continues.

Knight Hall -- An ADA ramp has been constructed at the east entrance to the building. The east entrance should be open by Sept. 4 after handrails are installed. Please use the south or north entrances to the building.

Physical Sciences Building -- Masonry work to repair the planter on the northwest corner of the building will be completed in about one week after installation of new handrails on the steps.

McIntyre Hall -- Masonry work continues on the southeast corner for a few more days. Work should not affect pedestrian traffic.

Campus Greenhouse -- Steam system replacement continues in front of the Greenhouse. Sidewalk accessibility on the north side of Willett will be interrupted during work hours. Pedestrian traffic will be routed around the work area. Work will continue throughout September.

War Memorial Fieldhouse -- Roof replacement continues on the north and south side of the building. The staging area is 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 will continue for about another week. 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.

Fine Arts Center -- The new coil has been installed, and hot water has been restored to the building.

Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building -- Painting in the Meat Laboratory is complete.

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

Photo: 
Portions of Lewis Street are closed for the deconstruction of the Cowboy Dorm. (Sarah Laping Photo)

 

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009

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