Campus Construction Update for Oct. 24

October 22, 2010

These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

The South Shuttle Lot expanded parking area is now open for parking (where the demolition of the old Albertsons occurred at 15th and Spring Creek). It is a gravel surface, but a parking grid has been painted to show people where to park. The additional spaces should provide ample parking for the shuttle riders. This is a temporary solution  until complete reconstruction of the lot can occur.

Tow Away Zone on Lewis Street -- New parking signs will be installed on the south side of Lewis Street. The signs read: "No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 Tow away zone." The signs are being installed to facilitate snow and ice removal along the street.

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

UW Tennis Facility (Armory Road across from Little League Complex, scheduled completion: Feb. 15, 2011) -- Damaged materials are being removed.

Downey Asbestos Abatement -- The contractor plans to finish up with the main portion of the project this week. Work is complete on all but the second floor. The contractor will remobilize to address windows and miscellaneous areas when needed during the construction project.

Downey Hall Modifications --  The contractor will be working at the north entrance, forming foundation walls and installing the drain line in the walkway. Inside the building, rough-ins for the fire protection and demolition of the electrical system will continue.

Visual Arts Center
(22nd Street and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex, scheduled completion is late fall, 2011) -- Foundation work and new utility excavation will continue during the week with possible street work for utilities. Relocating utilities will be under way along with some new utility work. Paving of north parking lot will start midweek. There will be frequent heavy construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Be aware that there will be construction traffic throughout the construction period. Foot and vehicular traffic will not be permitted across the site. There may be extended workdays and, weather permitting, there may be work on weekend days.

Education Annex (Scheduled Completion: This fall) -- Access is open for scheduled classes. Installation of art design and related finish upgrades continues on the second and third floors. All major installations (aside from the feature wall) are complete. Feature wall installation is scheduled for November. Substantial completion process has begun with work on punch list items ongoing. Final furniture installation will occur the week of Oct. 25. Evening and weekend work is scheduled through October.

Summit View Apartment Deconstruction Phase II (South of Willett Drive between Crane and 22nd streets to Arrowhead) -- Abatement will be completed soon and the deconstruction continues. The deconstruction contractor is separating materials for recycle/re-use where possible. The landscaping buffer along both Willett and 22nd Street continues. The entire four blocks are fenced off, so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will need to go around the area.

Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center
(Scheduled completion: Fall 2010) -- The drive between the Berry Center and the Bureau of Mines Building (9½ Street alley) will continue to have very restricted access and possibly be closed at times for Berry Center work.
Lewis Street remains closed from 9th to 11th streets for contractor staging area. The following work and installations are scheduled to take place next week: All floors: Cleaning, punch list and final inspections, with commissioning scheduled on the first, second and third floors.
Roof: Rooftop Unit prefunctional testing and commissioning; refrigerant will be loaded into the system.
Exterior: Topsoil removal and reinstallation, tree planting, and concrete will be poured in the alley.

Biological Safety Lab, Level Three (BSL3) additions to the State Veterinary Laboratory -- Finish work continues on the old necropsy area. The final commissioning process will start with the mechanical systems.

Kendall House (Southeast corner of 8th and Fremont streets, is the new home of the Ruckelshaus Institute and Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Wyoming Conservation Corps) -- The basement punch list items should be completed by the end of the week.

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

Merica Hall -- Repairs to the dormer windows will occur next week. The south side of the parking turnaround area will be closed to allow crane access.

Berry Center -- Work continues around the service access road at 9 ½ and Lewis Streets to upgrade the west campus electrical service. The service road may be closed periodically to facilitate the work. Please be aware of equipment, trucks and barricades in the area.

Engineering -- Well testing will occur between the Geological Survey building and Petroleum Engineering wing next week, weather permitting. Pedestrian access will be re-routed to the east, and the parking lot north of Geological Survey will be closed intermittently. Please use caution due to heavy equipment, trucks, barricades and fire hoses in the area.

Coe Library -- The south central stairway in old Coe is being painted. This stairway is closed to thru traffic, but will be usable in case of emergency. This project will take about one more week. Please use the stairways to the east and west.

War Memorial Fieldhouse
-- A lighting replacement project is under way in the fieldhouse. Access to the infield is being coordinated with the athletics department.

College of Agriculture Building -- Painting in the main hallway on the fifth floor is complete. Painting will begin in the fourth floor hallway next week. Use caution around work areas.

Information Technology Center - Electric door hardware will be installed in several locations on the first floor next week. Hallways will remain open. Please use caution in the work areas.

Anthropology -- Concrete and asphalt have been placed on the west side of the parking lot. Construction will be complete by the end of October.

Pharmacy Building -- Concrete replacement and cleanup is complete.

Engineering Building -- The air conditioning unit in Room 4056 has been replaced and this project is complete.

Lewis Street
-- Several single-family homes between 11th and 13th Streets will be moved during the next several weeks. Please be cautious of equipment and large trucks in the area as homes are prepared and moved off their foundations.

Campus -- Irrigation systems winterizing is in progress. Compressed air will be blown through the piping and may result in some overspray onto sidewalks, streets and driveways. Please be aware of possible slick spots. The work will continue through October.

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

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