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War Memorial Stadium to get Paved Parking Lot

March 4, 2011

Improvements at the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium will continue with a 660-space paved parking lot on the stadium's east side.

UW's Board of Trustees today (Friday) awarded the project to Hamaker Excavation of Laramie for $1,316,998 for all phases of the work. The project includes creating a paved parking lot with spaces ranging from standard vehicle parking to spaces for larger vehicles such as recreational vehicles. Accessible handicapped parking spaces and bicycle racks are included in the design.

In addition to the paving, the lot will include curb and gutter, sidewalks, landscaping and lighting to meet city of Laramie requirements. The pedestrian and bicycle path along the south border will be retained.

Paving the lot will increase the surface water runoff.  Regrading, resodding and creating a detention pond and surface water drainage system are the project's first phase. Phase II is the paving, concrete curbs and walk and landscaping.

The project is scheduled for completion before the first home football game of the 2011 season, Sept. 3 against Weber State.

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