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Campus Construction Update for Week of Jan. 9-15

January 7, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

Traffic Alert -- With the start of the spring semester, the UW Police Department reminds everyone that the speed limit around the campus perimeter is 20 miles per hour. It will be strictly enforced.

Fire Alarm Testing --  Campus fire alarm systems will be tested through Jan. 14. Building occupants will be notified before testing takes place.

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

Education Annex -- Access is restricted access until Jan. 9; ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled Jan. 14. Art design and related finish upgrades are scheduled on the second and third floors. Work on punch list items is nearly complete.

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.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center (Facility is open for spring semester) -- Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled Friday, Jan. 21. The dust collection system in the ecology lab will be installed if it arrives as scheduled. Some miscellaneous small items will be installed in the building. No other outside work that will affect traffic flows or pedestrian traffic will occur.

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: February, 2011) -- Work is scheduled during the weekends.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Interior work continues. Finish work is scheduled on the upper four floors and rough-ins on the lower four 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 may be minor utility work along Willett and along 22nd Street. 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. 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) -- Deconstruction on these four blocks is complete. The entire four blocks are fenced off, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around the area. Fencing has been placed east of Crane from Coe to Arrowhead for the two other blocks with the building deconstruction now complete. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around this area, too. Rough grading and cleanup will continue over the next two weeks. Final grading of all six blocks will begin in the spring.

Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Control work and commissioning will continue. Touch up work is scheduled on the Necropsy 3 floor.

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

Library Plaza -- Work continues on the plaza area north of Coe Library and east of the Wyoming Union to repair a broken water main. The leak has been repaired, and work will continue until approximately Jan. 10 to backfill and cleanup. Please use caution around heavy equipment and excavation activities. 

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 has been placed to facilitate the construction, which will move clockwise around the building. Use caution around work areas. 

College of Engineering Building -- Stair tread replacement on the west stairway to the second floor is under way. Please use the east stairway to access the second floor.

College of Agriculture -- Painting in the fourth floor hallway will begin Jan. 10. Please use caution around work areas. Air handling work is complete.

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, 10th 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 affected and heavy equipment will be in use in these locations. 

Coe Library -- Modification of the air handling system in the penthouse mechanical room of the old building is complete.  

Wyoming Hall -- The west main entryway painting is complete. 

Student Union -- The southeast entrance work is complete. 

War Memorial Fieldhouse -- The lighting replacement project is complete. 

Hazardous Materials Surveys -- Surveys in the Physical Sciences and Pharmacy buildings are complete. 

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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