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Campus Construction Update for May 29-June 4

May 27, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled May 29-June 4 at the University of Wyoming:

Willett Closure -- Willett Drive between 19th and 22nd will be closed to traffic through June 3 for utility work and patching in Willett. Vehicles can access the Centennial Complex and athletics facilities from the west.

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

Wyo Hall -- Several Human Resources employees began switching offices last week, individuals needing assistance should still go to the main office in Room 139. Carpet installation is scheduled on the main floor.

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- The abatement contractor has put up fencing around the Ivinson Building. The two parking isles just south of the building on the west (18 spaces) are closed and fenced off.  Abatement is scheduled only on the west side of the building until June 7.

Recreation Fields Open -- The recreation fields at 22nd and Armory streets have  reopened to the public. They will be closed again later as needed.

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. At the Physical Sciences Building, asbestos abatement will continue on the office side of the second floor and mechanical work will focus on the fourth floor. At the Pharmacy Building, mechanical work will begin on the fifth floor and asbestos abatement will begin on the fourth floor. Fire alarm installation continues in the Agriculture, Animal Science and Engineering buildings. Classroom work continues on all rooms in the contract.

War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot (Completion August 2011) -- The parking lot and 20th Street from the stadium to Grand Avenue will be closed until August 15. Irrigation and storm-water control work continues in Tailgate Park, the fencing and base will be reused for temporary parking in the Summit View area.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- There will be frequent construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week, and foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Concrete foundation wall work is nearing completion and excavation and underground utility work, including off-site utility work, is proceeding. Watch for this work outside the contained construction area. Construction of interior wall framing and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is under way on the first and second floor west and will be starting on the east. Roofing is ongoing on the east side and lower level roof on the south.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- Rough grading for the four blocks east of 22nd Street will begin soon. Part of the six-block fencing has been removed along Crane and Arrowhead, but still remains along 22nd and Willett, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will still need to go around this area.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. Parking will be limited in areas around construction including the drive along the west of the Engineering Building. The construction office is set up on site. Fencing will be reconfigured to secure the site and storage area.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping -- The contractor is installing stones around planting areas and outdoor benches. Sprinkler systems, trees and shrub installation will begin on June 6.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company will again be working in all 10 building mechanical rooms and a few areas in the buildings to move temperature data loggers June 2-3. This will have minimal impact on building occupants. The buildings are: Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Centennial Complex, Education Annex, Old Main, State Chemistry and Veterinary Laboratory, Wyoming Hall and the Bureau of Mines Building.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Window replacement continues with work on the fourth floor for the sleeping rooms and on the eighth floor center core windows. Work will start on the shower bases. The contractor is completing punch list items.

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

Geology Building -- Re-roofing and abatement of shingles is under way. Staging and fall-protection scaffold is on north and south sides, use the west entrance of Earth Sciences Building. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries. Please use caution around equipment.

Education Building -- Re-roofing project is under way with staging on the southwest side. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries. Please use caution around equipment.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project will begin with staging on the west side of Petroleum Engineering. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries. Please use caution around equipment.

Service Building -- Re-roofing project is under way with staging on the north side of Stores Warehouse. Please use caution around equipment.

Washakie Basement -- Work in the RHA office, installing roof drain lines in ceiling, sheetrock and painting repairs are scheduled.

Stimulus Project -- Abatement is occurring in the Physical Sciences and Pharmacy buildings. Abatement activities continue in the College of Law mechanical rooms of. Insulation and painting is occurring in Engineering and McWhinnie mechanical rooms.

Information Technology Center -- The south entrance will be blocked off periodically to install pigeon deterrent devices. Barricades will be used when the work is being done, please use the north entrance at that time.

College of Law Building -- Bracing of the shelving in the basement of the Law Library is complete.

Crane/Hill Lot -- Work to construct new ADA parking spaces, curb ramps and sidewalks continues. Work areas will be west of the Corbett Building and south of the Fine Arts Center. Traffic control and barricades have been placed in these areas. The work should be completed by the end of May, weather permitting.

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Renovation of the South Lot will begin this week. Some parking will remain available as the project progresses, but there will be construction activity for the remainder of the summer.

Campus -- Asphalt patching will occur on 15th and Harney, Willett Drive and several other locations. Cones will block off work areas. Please watch for equipment and workers.

Merica Hall -- Power washing of the building is complete and painting is under way. Please use caution around work areas.

Electric Meters -- Rocky Mountain Power will be changing out electric meters on campus over the next two weeks. Apartments, buildings along Willett and other areas will be involved. Power outages will be very short in duration and should not present any issues.

Parking Lot Striping -- Campus parking lot striping will continue this week on ADA/handicap parking spaces. Barricades and traffic cones will be used in the striping areas. Please use caution in these areas.

Campus -- Activation of irrigation sprinkler systems across campus is ongoing. Please use caution around potential icy areas on sidewalks that result from overspray.

Campus -- The house foundation at 9th and Grand will be filled and graded as weather permits. Please use caution to avoid heavy equipment.

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

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