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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 3-9


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

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

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements -- New landscaping, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) walking paths, outdoor benches, lighting and a traffic gate are being installed by the alley between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building. Layout work will continue through the summer with completion scheduled for Aug. 31. Green roof planting began this week and will be completed by July 5. Concrete work in the alley may create some congestion and noise. The alley will remain open during construction.

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 continues on the east side of the building.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company auditors will wear identifying badges as they work in the Centennial Complex mechanical room on July 5. This will not affect building occupants.

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. Work continues in Agriculture, Animal Science, Arts & Sciences, Aven Nelson, Engineering, Geology, Pharmacy and Physical Science buildings and Hoyt Hall.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis Street, scheduled to be completed in summer, 2012) -- The contractor is mobilizing to begin construction. 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.

Visual Arts Center (22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion 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. Minor work is under way on walk repair along Willett. Concrete foundation wall work is nearing completion. Excavation and underground utility work including off site utility work is nearing completion. 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 east. Roof trim is ongoing on the east side and lower level roof on the south as weather allows.

War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot (Completion August 2011) -- The parking lot and 20th Street from the stadium to Grand Avenue will be closed until Aug. 15. The base is being prepared for asphalt, and the fencing and base will be reused for temporary parking in the Summit View area.

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

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

Downey Hall Renovation -- Core window replacement will continue on the second, third and fourth floors. The contractor is completing punch list items.

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

Electrical Shutdown -- There will be scheduled electrical shutdowns Tuesday, July 5, and Saturday, July 9, for routine maintenance. Merica Hall will be affected Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Buildings affected Saturday morning will be the Student Union, Coe Library, Student Health, Hoyt Hall, Health Sciences and Pharmacy. Buildings affected Saturday afternoon will be Classroom and Physical Sciences. Building occupants have been notified.

Parking Lot Striping -- Parking under the West Stadium will be blocked off Tuesday, July 5, for striping. North of the Indoor Practice Field will be blocked off Wednesday, July 6, for striping. Some sections of Fraternity Mall will be striped throughout the week. ADA/handicap parking spaces, curbs and Fire Lanes will be painted around campus. Barricades and traffic cones will be used in the painting areas.

Swimming Pool Closure -- Half Acre pool will be closed from June 25-Aug. 21 for cleaning and maintenance.

Aven Nelson Building -- Masonry work around the exterior of the building is underway. The west parking lot is closed for the construction staging area.

South Parking Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Traffic control is now in place. Excavation is in progress on the southern portion of the construction site. The bus pickup and drop off area is on the northeast side of the lot. 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.

Prexy's Pasture -- Removal and replacement of the sidewalk south of the Engineering Building continues. Traffic controls and barricades are in place.

Crane/Hill Lot -- Concrete and asphalt work to construct new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) parking spaces, curb ramps and sidewalks is complete. Traffic control and barricades will remain in place until all work is finished.

Ross Hall -- Handrail installation at the southwest corner of the building should be completed by July 6.

Student Health Building -- The entrance to Prexy's Pasture between Ross Hall and Student Health is now open.

Geology Building -- Re-roofing of shingles continues. Abatement is complete. Fall-protection scaffold has been removed and staging will continue the south side. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries when available. Alternate route to access will be Student Health/Prexy's access point and west Prexy's Pasture sidewalk.

Education Building -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the southwest side. Staging area will be removed and set at Education Annex. Intermittent access to Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk will be used for deliveries.

Education Annex -- Re-roofing project will start with staging on the east side and far southwest parking driveway will not be passable. Intermittent crane loading will also occur on the west side of the building in the alley and the contractor is considering staging in the parallel parking north of the Annex on Lewis Street. The alley drive will remain passable for vehicular and pedestrian passage during intermittent loading. Please use caution around equipment.

Engineering Building -- Re-roofing project continues with staging on the west side of Petroleum Engineering. Staging will be removed and relocated south of building between Petroleum Engineering south entry and Old Engineering main entry. Prexy's Pasture north sidewalk and northwest campus service drive will be used for vehicular access and deliveries when available. Alternate route to access will be Student Health/Prexy's access point and west Prexy's Pasture sidewalk.

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

Rochelle Athletic Center -- Re-roofing project will start with staging on the north side of the weight room and equipment will be stocking material on the east end. Please use caution around equipment.

Stimulus Project -- Abatement is ongoing in the Physical Sciences and the Pharmacy buildings. Insulation and painting work in these mechanical rooms will continue. Abatement in the tunnels and crawl spaces of Education, Coe Library, Hoyt Hall, and Agriculture C will begin on Tuesday, July 5.

Merica Hall -- Work will occur in the basement next to north stair well to repair a leaking condensate pipe beginning next week and last 2-3 weeks. Please use caution when in this area. Signs will be posted. Painting of this building is complete.

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

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