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Campus Construction Update for Dec. 18 – Jan. 7

December 16, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 18-Jan. 7 at the University of Wyoming.

Additional Parking -- Fifteen pre-existing parking spaces are scheduled to reopen in the Old Ivinson parking lot around Dec. 21. Access to these spaces will be off 11th street.

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

Wyoming Union Restroom Renovation -- First and second floor restrooms will be completed and ready for occupancy by the first week of January. Contractor vehicles and equipment will be parked around the perimeter of the south wing. Proceed with caution around these areas.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, classes begin in spring semester) -- Final site work and planting are nearing completion. Watch for minor work outside the construction area. Be aware that there will be construction traffic and activities throughout the site. Touch up of interior spaces, painting, ceilings and floors is ongoing. Testing of mechanical/electrical systems is ongoing throughout the building. Furniture will be delivered to site and installation will continue through winter break. Moving of equipment and materials from existing visual art studios will continue through winter break.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion September, 2012) -- 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 during this phase of construction. 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 at foundations and floor slab pours will continue throughout the week and winter break. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation and steel erection allow. Backfill at foundations will continue as foundation work allows. The erector's crane is on site and steel erection is under way. Majority of steel erection is expected to be completed by end of break. There will be construction traffic for delivery of materials and structural steel throughout the week. Expect congestion from delivery of steel and concrete. Take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

Wyoming Hall (Scheduled completion March, 2012) -- The project focuses on creating a large space to relocate the WRDS (Water Resources Data System) Library. Carpeting and painting will occur the next two weeks.

 A&S Auditorium (Scheduled completion March, 2012) -- The project focuses on adding wheelchair access from the seating area to the stage. Demolition is complete. Rough framing and electrical work is scheduled this week. The auditorium will be available for scheduled events.

Animal Science (Scheduled completion January, 2012) -- The project focuses improvements to the lighting and audio-visual systems.

Ivinson Parking Lot Expansion -- Due to frozen ground the backfill of the old Ivinson Building will begin next spring along with the parking lot expansion work.

Student Apartments Bison Run Village (Scheduled completion August, 2012) -- The new apartments are in a three-block area south of Willett Drive between Crane and Soule streets. Apartment building concrete footings and foundations are complete. Apartment framing and electrical/plumbing rough-ins continue. The community center is 70 percent complete with a completion date of February 2012. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with a community center and maintenance building.

The UW Physical Plant reports the following activities for the week. Please direct questions to the service desk, 766-6225.

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 Street to allow for snow and ice removal. Report ice spots to the Physical Plant service desk.

Campus -- Annual fire alarm testing will continue through Thursday, Jan. 12. Intermittent noise will occur due to horns sounding. Building contacts will be notified and provided with schedules for each building prior to testing.

Ivinson and 15th Streets -- The City of Laramie is testing pavement and road structure on Ivinson Street from 10th to 15th and on 15th streest from Ivinson to Willett. The testing will require road closures and will be done several blocks at a time. The work should be complete by the end of next week.

Wainwright/Willett Bungalows -- Work has begun to excavate and repair a broken sanitary sewer line at the east end of the courtyard. Please use caution around moving equipment.

Visual Arts Facility -- UW Moving Services will be transporting items from the Fine Arts building to the new Visual Arts Facility to move the visual arts departments to their new facility.  Work will continue until the beginning of the spring semester, but will not occur during Winter Break.  

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

Engineering Building -- Lab work in Room 1094 is ongoing with noisy work occurring before 8 a.m. and during the lunch hour.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- Installation of new parking lot lighting at the south side of the WSVL complex is ongoing as weather permits. Parking spaces will be barricaded as needed.

Agriculture Building -- Restrooms throughout the building will be painted during the next few weeks. Restrooms will be closed one at a time and signs will be posted.

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

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

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