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Campus Construction Update for Weeks of Nov. 20-26 and Nov. 27-Dec.3

November 18, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov.27-Dec. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

Parking Spaces Return -- Seventeen pre-existing parking spaces are scheduled to reopen this week at the old Ivinson Building lot.

Water Shut Down -- Domestic water to the College of Agriculture Building will be shut down Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to repair hot water circulating lines. Building contacts have been notified.

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

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements (Scheduled completion Nov. 30) -- All Phase 1 and 2 work is complete. Punch list items for Phase 2 work, which includes the alley landscaping, will be completed by the end of January.

Wyoming Union Restroom Renovation (Scheduled completion mid-December) -- Demolition work is complete on first and second floors. Contractor vehicles and equipment will be parked around the perimeter of the south wing. Proceed with caution around these areas. New walls for the first and second floor restrooms are in place and new wall and floor tiles are being installed on second floor.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion late fall) -- Final site grading, irrigation, planting and site concrete are nearing completion. Watch for minor work outside the construction area. The construction fencing is being removed to complete the perimeter site work. Construction is not complete and the site is still managed by the contractor. Be aware that there will be construction traffic and activities throughout the site. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. Materials and equipment will continue to arrive on site for continuing site and interior construction. Finishing of interior spaces, painting, ceilings and floors is ongoing. Installation and testing of mechanical/electrical systems is ongoing on throughout as steam and permanent power are in place.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion September, 2012) -- Fencing configuration will change to improve construction access and improve safety. Access to main campus will be between or through Earth Sciences and the Berry Center. Lewis Street will remain closed during construction. Parking will be limited in areas around construction including the drive along the west side of Engineering. The access from main campus along the west side of Engineering to Lewis Street will be closed along the construction area for completion of foundations and utilities. The west end of the ramp behind Engineering will be closed. Handicapped parking has been relocated to the northwest corner of Lewis and 10th streets with access through the Berry Center or Earth Sciences to main campus. Minor concrete work will continue throughout the week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation work allows. Backfill at foundations will continue as foundation work allows. Erector's crane is on site and steel erection is underway. There will be construction traffic for delivery of materials and structural steel throughout the week. Expect congestion from delivery of steel. Take care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

Ivinson Building Deconstruction (Scheduled completion late fall) -- Deconstruction is nearly complete. The fencing around the Ivinson Building, which encompasses 33 total parking spaces to the south, will be changed the week of Nov. 21 with 17 pre-existing parking spaces opening back up to parking.

Student Apartments Bison Run Village (Scheduled completion August, 2012) -- The contractor has set up fencing around the three-block area south of Willett between Crane and Soule. Site utilities are complete. Apartment building concrete footings and foundations are complete. Apartment framing continues. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with a community center and maintenance building.

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

A&S Auditorium (Scheduled completion March, 2012) -- The project focuses on adding wheelchair access from the seating area to the stage. Demolition began last week. The auditorium will be available for fall commencement ceremonies and scheduled events.

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

Notice: Snow and ice removal will occur as needed throughout the winter. Please use caution around snow removal equipment and be safe walking, riding and driving on the snow. There is no parking from 2-6 a.m. in the tow away zone on the south side of Lewis to allow for snow and ice removal. Report ice spots to the Physical Plant service desk.

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Phase two of the construction on the north part of the lot is nearing completion. The lot should be fully operational by Monday, Nov 21.

East Shuttle Lot (30th and Willett) -- Bus shelter relocations continue. Please use caution around work areas.

Engineering Building -- Electrical work in the basement of the petroleum wing will cause intermittent noise from drills and other construction activities.

Fine Arts -- The parking lot north of the Fine Arts building remains partially blocked for pump replacement. Work is on hold pending material arrival.

Wyoming Hall -- Painting of the bathrooms continues throughout the building. Signs will be posted as to which one is closed at the time.

Animal Science -- Painting in the east hallways continues. Please use caution around work areas.

Centrex Building -- Equipment placement and roof work continues. Signs will be posted on Willett and the sidewalk will be closed as needed during the project. Pedestrian traffic will be routed to the south side of the road to avoid equipment.

Knight Hall -- Painting of KUWR hallways is complete.

Engineering Building -- Mural installation is complete.

Biological Sciences Building -- Floor tile replacement is on hold due to material delays.

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

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