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Campus Construction Update for Week of April 3-9


April 1, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

Street Closure -- 20th Street from Grand Avenue to War Memorial Stadium is closed until Aug. 15 for the stadium parking lot paving project. The lot south of War Memorial Fieldhouse is open; vehicles must enter from the west side.

Notice: ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Solutions, an Energy Services Company, will survey mechanical systems April 5-8 on the following buildings: Old Main, Arts & Sciences, Bureau of Mines, Engineering, Agriculture, Education, Education Annex, Wyo Hall and the State Veterinary Laboratory. This will have little or no impact on building occupants. The survey group will wear identifying badges.

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

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: April) -- Workers are installing permanent power and are painting the team and public locker rooms.

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. Ceiling installation and drywall at the chase for the audio/visual equipment will take place at the Engineering, Geology and Agriculture buildings. Electrical rough-ins will continue at Aven Nelson and Arts and Sciences. Fire alarm installation will continue in the Agriculture building.

War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot (Completion August 2011) -- The irrigation system is being demolished. Graded-dirt, fencing and base will be reused in the temporary parking area at the Summit View site. The parking lot and 20th Street from the stadium to Grand Avenue will be closed until August 15th.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Corridor lighting and carpet installation will occur on the sixth and seventh floors. Doors and door hardware work will continue on the second through fifth floors. Painting is scheduled on the main level.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- The Berry Center contractor may move to the site to prepare for the start of construction in April. Fencing has been reconfigured to secure the site, and Lewis Street will remain closed during construction.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Concrete foundation wall work is under way and 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 continue to arrive onsite for continuing masonry work, start of floor slabs and interior construction.
Steel deck placement is nearly complete. Preparation for concrete slab placement continues at the ground floor west and second floor east. Roofing placement continues on the east side as weather allows. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- 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.

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

Physical Sciences Building -- Repairs to the chilled water line about 50 feet northeast of the Physical Sciences Building and south of the Geology Building continue. The work area is fenced, but use caution around moving equipment in the area.

Stimulus Project -- Insulation activities continue in the Physical Sciences Building.

Corbett Building -- Workers continue to rebuild the ADA ramp on the building's east side. Handrail installation should be complete by April 15.

Arts and Sciences Building -- Painting in the second and third floor hallways will occur next week.

15th Street -- Construction of curb, gutter and a new sidewalk on the east side of 15th Street from the north end of Greenhill Cemetery to Harney Street continues. Traffic on 15th Street will not be impacted. Please be considerate of the workers in this area.

Aven Nelson Building -- Window replacement continues on the south side of the building. 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; use other entrances to the building. Use caution around work areas.

Wyoming State Veterinary Chemistry Lab -- Rocky Mountain Power is replacing the transformer on April 6. This will cause a power outage in the State Vet Chem Lab and the BSL-3 facilities from 6 a.m.-noon.

Willett Drive -- Construction work to repair a condensate line just north of the Sigma Nu house is complete and fencing has been removed. New asphalt will be placed in May

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting on the first floor of the original Ag building is complete.

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

Snow Removal -- Snow and ice removal will occur as needed. 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.

Photo:
Workers continue to repair the chilled water line northeast of the Physical Sciences Building and south of the Geology Building. (UW Photo)

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