Campus Construction Update for Week of Jan. 8

January 6, 2012

These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

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 Monday, Jan. 9.

Visual Arts Center (22nd St. and Willett Drive near the Centennial Complex) -- Classes begin Monday, Jan. 9. There may be some final site work during the week.  Be aware that there will be moving traffic as new furniture and equipment are delivered and equipment is relocated from existing visual art studios. Contractors are completing final touch up of interior spaces, and painting is ongoing. Testing of mechanical/electrical systems continues throughout the building.

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 the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The access from main campus along the west side of the engineering building 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. There will be work on underground utilities throughout the site as foundation and steel erection allow. Backfill at foundations is nearing completion. The erector's crane is on site and steel erection is under way, most of the steel erection has been completed. There will be construction traffic for delivery of materials and steel throughout the week. Expect congestion from delivery of steel and concrete. Take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the street.

Ivinson Parking Lot Expansion -- Due to frozen ground the backfill of the old Ivinson Building will begin in the spring along with the parking lot expansion work.  Fifteen pre-existing parking spaces are now open with access off 11th Street.

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, electrical/plumbing rough-ins and insulation continue.  Drywall installation will begin this week. The community center is 80 percent complete with a February completion date. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with a community center and maintenance building.

A&S Auditorium (Scheduled completion, this March) -- The project focuses on adding wheelchair access from the seating area to the stage. Concrete and electrical work is scheduled this week.

Animal Science (Scheduled completion this month) -- The project focuses on improvements to the lighting and audio-visual systems.

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.

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.

Knight Hall -- Carpet replacement and painting is ongoing throughout the building this week. Please use caution in these areas.

Wainwright/Willett Bungalows -- Work to excavate and repair a broken sanitary sewer line at the east end of the courtyard is complete.

Visual Arts Facility -- The move from Fine Arts to the new Visual Arts Facility should be complete by Monday.

East Shuttle Lot (30th Street and Willett Drive) -- Bus shelter relocations are on hold until the new shelters arrive.

Engineering Building -- Lab work in Room 1094 is complete.

Wyoming State Vet Lab -- Installation of new parking lot lighting at the south side of the WSVL complex is complete.

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