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Campus Construction Update for June 5-11

June 3, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled June 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

Willett Closure -- Willett Drive between 19th and 22nd will be closed to traffic through June 10 for utility work and patching. Vehicles can access the Centennial Complex and athletics facilities from the west.

Schedule Power Outage -- Maintenance work will be performed on the West Campus medium voltage power distribution system Saturday, June 11, and Saturday June 18. Various buildings west of 15th Street will be affected with power interruptions lasting up to three hours. Outage schedules are being sent to building contacts for affected facilities.

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

Wyo Hall -- The Payroll Office relocated from the Ivinson Building last week, individuals needing assistance should still go to the main office in Room 139. Central Business Analysis is scheduled to be moved this week.

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. Construction activities will generate dust and debris. The construction manager at risk will try and minimize the impact of these activities:

Agriculture Building: Fire alarm installation, trim out of Classroom 4021; Animal Science Building: Fire alarm installation; Arts & Sciences Building: Trim out of Classroom 210; Aven Nelson: No work scheduled; Engineering Building: Fire alarm installation, signage, trim out of Classrooms 2070, 2104, and 2108; Geology Building: Trim out of Classrooms 209 and 213; Health Sciences, Pharmacy Wing: Asbestos abatement on first floor and roof; Hoyt Hall: Demolition associated with classrooms 123, 207 and 215; Physical Sciences Building: Asbestos abatement (fourth floor and miscellaneous areas in corridors), duct work installation in the north chases, fire sprinkler installation, mechanical AV unit installation on third and fourth floors and demolition of walls at the chases on the south side.

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. Masonry work around the building may occur, and additional materials may arrive for masonry and interior work.

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 June 6.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company will not be working on site this week.

Downey Hall Renovation -- Core window replacement will continue on the upper floors. 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:

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Traffic control is now in place. Excavation on the south three quarters of the lot will begin this week. Limited parking will be maintained on the north end of the lot during the initial phase of construction. The Still and Coffee Kiosk will remain open during construction. The Ark recycling containers have been removed and will not be available during the construction period. They will be replaced after the lot is complete. Please look for directional signage and be cautious of the heavy equipment in the area.

Geology Building -- Re-roofing and abatement of shingles is under way. Staging and fall-protection scaffold is on the north and south sides. Please 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.

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.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project has begun 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.

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 is under way.

Stimulus Project -- Abatement is ongoing in the Physical Sciences and the Pharmacy building. Abatement is complete in the College of Law mechanical rooms. Insulation and painting work in these mechanical rooms will continue

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.

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 June 7, weather permitting.

Ross Hall -- The replacement of the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the building and construction of a new ADA ramp with associated handrails and side walk on the south west corner of the building are scheduled to begin on June 8. Traffic control and barricades will be placed in the work areas prior to the start of construction.

Merica Hall -- Painting will continue throughout the week. 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 -- ADA/handicap parking spaces and curbs will be painted around campus. Barricades and traffic cones will be used in the painting areas. Campus parking lot striping will continue this week.

The Cooper lot will be closed on June 6; the lot north of McWhinnie will be closed on June 7; the lot north of Education will be closed on June 8; the lot east of Fine Arts will be closed on June.

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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