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Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1

September 23, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 25-Oct. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

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

Notice: The Physical Plant Plumbing Shop continues to blow out irrigation sprinkler systems.  Work will continue throughout October. Overspray could create slick spots on sidewalks and other areas. Please use caution.

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) Update -- Phase two of the construction activities on the north part of the lot continues. The bus pickup and drop off area is by the bus shelter.

Fraternity Row -- Work will begin Monday to excavate and repair a broken sanitary sewer main located southwest of the Sigma Chi house along the sidewalk. Please watch out for moving equipment.

Service Building/Fleet Operations -- Removal of inactive fuel tanks is complete. Traffic control and barricades will remain in place while the concrete cures. The ramp to the back of Physical Plant will reopen Monday, Sept. 26. The entrance and exit to the Physical Plant back lot is currently off 15th Street.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- The new parking area south of the Vet Lab will open Monday. Work will begin to remove a portion of the parking area north of the Vet Lab. Traffic control and barricades will be placed around the work area.

Half Acre Gymnasium -- Painting is being done in the north and south stairways. Please use caution in these areas.

Corbett Building -- Painting of the second floor hallway is complete. The hallway to the observation rooms will be painted Monday. Please use caution in these areas.

Fine Arts Building -- Repairs to the broken storm drain at the southeast corner of the building are complete.

McWhinnie Hall -- Roof work is complete.

Biological Sciences Building -- Floor tile replacement is on hold until the end of September.

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

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

Wyoming Union Restroom Renovation (Scheduled completion: Mid December) -- The restrooms on first and second floor of the south wing will be remodeled starting with demolition work. Contractor vehicles and equipment will be parked around the perimeter of the south wing to remove construction debris. Proceed with caution around these areas. The second floor restrooms will have handicapped accessible men's and women's restrooms along with a family restroom. The first floor restroom will be completely remodeled with a new entry from the corridor. Demolition work is 90 percent completed on first and second floors. Framing and gypsum board walls are installed across from the Information Desk. Painting will begin on this area. Framing for the new walls on second floor restrooms will begin this week.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., former site of the old power plant) -- Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. Parking will be limited in areas around construction including the drive along the west side of the Engineering Building. The access from main campus along the west side of Engineering to Lewis Street is a dismount zone for bicycles due to tight path way and high foot traffic. Fencing has been reconfigured to secure working site and storage area. Fencing configuration may change frequently to accommodate construction and access. Forming and pouring of concrete shaft walls for stairs and elevators will continue for several weeks. Placement of concrete foundation walls will continue throughout the week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation work allows. Backfill at foundations is under way. There will be constant construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements (Scheduled completion Oct. 14) -- Only emergency vehicle traffic will be allowed in the alley between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building; pedestrians and bicycles must use alternate routes as concrete work in the alley along with contractor vehicles have created hazardous conditions. Proceed with caution in this area. New landscaping, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) walking paths, outdoor benches, lighting and a traffic gate are being installed by the alley. Installation of sidewalks, topsoil and ground cover will begin this week north of the Pharmacy Building. Installation of the traffic control gate at the Lewis Street entry and associated operations equipment will begin the first week of October.

Ivinson Building Abatement/Deconstruction -- Deconstruction continues. Bricks will be available to the public and are located on the west side of the fencing along 10th street. Interested parties needing more bricks will need to talk with the contractor first. To do this stop by the construction site on the west side of the building and wave one of the workers down from outside the fence. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE FENCED AREA. The deconstruction contractor has extended the fencing around the Ivinson Building, which encompasses 17 more parking spaces to the south (33 total) and 25 percent parallel parking on the south side of Ivinson Street.

Student Apartments -- The contractor has set up fencing around the three-block area south of Willett between Crane and Soule. Site utilities are continuing along with apartment building concrete footings and foundations. Wall framing has begun. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) and a commons/maintenance building.

ESCo Project (Energy Services Company) -- Long Energy Services Company will be working in Agriculture, Engineering and State Vet Lab mechanical rooms on Thursday. This will not have an impact on building occupants. Workers will wear indentifying badges.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall 2011) -- Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Work is continuing on site and drive modifications along the west parking lot. Landscape walls are nearing completion. Final site grading, irrigation and site concrete are underway. Minor off site utility work to the North West is nearing completion. Watch for this work outside the contained construction area. Additional materials and equipment will continue to arrive on site for continuing window wall installation, site and interior construction. Masonry work is complete and cleanup is underway. Construction of interior wall framing, drywall and installation of mechanical/electrical systems is ongoing on the first and second floor east. Painting and trim out is under way on the first and second floor west. Roof trim out and fascia is ongoing on as weather allows. The contractor may be extending work hours.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II -- Final grading for the four blocks east of 22nd Street is complete. Fencing along the west side of Crane Street is complete.

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