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Campus Construction Update for Week of Dec. 4-10

December 2, 2011

These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

Parking Spaces Return -- Seventeen pre-existing parking spaces are open at the old Ivinson Building lot. Access is off 10th Street.

The Facilites Planning Office reports the following activities for the week:

Wyoming Hall (Scheduled completion March, 2012) -- The project focuses on creating a large space to relocate the WRDS (Water Resources Data System) Library. Demolition will occur outside of class times for the next two weeks.

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. Final finish work for second floor restrooms will begin and new doors will be installed. Installation of wall and floor tiles on first floor will begin this week.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion late fall) -- Final site work and planting and are nearing completion. Watch for minor work outside the construction area. The construction fencing has been 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 throughout. Moving of equipment from existing visual art studios will begin as space is available.

Energy Resources Center (1020 Lewis St., scheduled completion September, 2012) -- Fence configuration should remain throughout this phase of construction. 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 and second floor slab pour will continue throughout the week. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation and steel erection allows. Backfill at foundations will continue as foundation work allows. The erector's crane is on site and steel erection is under way. There will be construction traffic for delivery of materials and structural steel throughout the week. Expect congestion from delivery of steel. Take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Landscaping /Bureau of Mines Alley Improvements -- Punch list items for Phase 2 work, which includes the alley landscaping, will be completed by the end of January.

Ivinson Building Parking Lot Expansion -- Backfilling of the old Ivinson Building will begin this week with completion by the end of December. The parking lot expansion work will start in late spring.

 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 fall commencement ceremonies and scheduled events.

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

Engineering Building -- Electrical work in the basement of the petroleum wing will require an electrical shutdown Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7-10 a.m. Building occupants have been notified. 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. Parking spaces will be barricaded as needed for light installations.

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.

South Shuttle Lot (15th and Spring Creek) -- Phase two of the construction on the north part of the lot is complete. The lot is now fully operational.

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

Fine Arts -- Parking has returned to normal in the lot north of the Fine Arts building.

Centrex Building -- Equipment placement is complete. Pedestrian traffic is returned to normal.

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

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