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Campus Construction Update for Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

January 28, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

Ivinson parking lot closure --The Ivinson parking lot entrance on 11th Street between Grand and Ivinson will be closed intermittently beginning Friday, Jan. 28 through Tuesday, Feb. 1, to remove the Police Annex house located at 212 S. 11th Street. Use caution as the access on 11th Street will be effected and heavy equipment will be in use in the area. Please use the entrances and exits on 10th Street to access the parking lot.

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

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Modernization, Renovation and Repairs -- (Scheduled completion, fall 2011.) The project focuses on major maintenance items, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) improvements and classroom improvements. Asbestos abatement in Engineering building classrooms will occur over the weekend and start in the Geology building the first of the week. The contractor will begin demolition work in the classrooms that are unused this spring semester.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, former site of the old power plant) -- Site cleanup by the Berry Center is nearly complete. Fencing has been reconfigured to secure the site, and Lewis Street will remain closed during construction.

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: March, 2011) -- Roofing and underground utilities work will continue.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Painting will start on the seventh floor and progress to the sixth and fifth levels. Finishing and texturing will continue on the fourth and third floors. Utility rough ins and metal framing will continue on the second and first floors.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Footing work is near completion and foundation work will continue. Excavation and underground utility work will proceed as weather permits. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week.
Additional materials and equipment will start arriving on site for steel erection and continuing masonry work. The crane has been relocated to the east side for the next phase of steel erection that will continue for several weeks. Masonry work for the wall continues continuing on the southeast. A temporary enclosure of west structure will start to provide protection for the start of floor slabs and interior rough-in. The contractor will be moving frozen dirt to the stockpile north and hauling dry materials for fill. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. There may be extended workdays and, weather permitting; there may be work on weekend days.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II (South of Willett Drive between Crane and 22nd streets to Arrowhead) -- A six-block area is fenced off, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around this area. Work will resume in the spring.

Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Functional testing is in progress - the lab will operate for 21 days without a disruption in the mechanical systems and safety systems. The contractor will add vents to the incinerator area and modify the fire suppression system.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities for the week: 

Aven Nelson Building -- Window replacement continues. The west parking lot has been closed and fenced for construction staging throughout the project. The west entrance is closed, but will be available for emergency exit if needed; please use other entrances to the building. Scaffolding will be moved from the north side of the building to the east side. The east entrance will remain open. Please use caution around work areas.

Asbestos Abatement -- Work will begin Jan. 31 in Physical Science, Biological Science, Pharmacy and Hoyt Hall buildings. Impact to building occupants and pedestrian traffic should be minimal.

Union Parking Lot -- Two light poles will be installed on the east end of the parking lot. No-parking signs have been placed and a construction area will be defined. Use caution around the work site.

Coe Library -- Several security cameras will be installed on the first and third floors, and in the basement, beginning Feb. 4. Please use caution around the work areas.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting in the fourth floor hallway is complete. Painting will begin in the third floor hallway. Please use caution around work areas.

State Vet Lab -- A portable building has been placed to the north of the Insectaries Building until mid February. Parking has been blocked off to accommodate the storage.

Campus -- The house foundations at 9th and Grand, 11th between Grand and Ivinson, 12th and Bradley, and the north side of Lewis between 11th and 12th will be filled and graded over the next several weeks as weather permits. Parking will be effected and heavy equipment will be in use in these locations.

Snow Removal -- Snow and ice removal will occur as needed throughout the winter. Please use caution around snow removal equipment and be safe walking, riding and driving on the snow.

Please direct questions to the service desk, 766-6225.

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