Campus Construction Update for Week of March 4

March 2, 2012

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

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

Energy Innovation Center (formerly ERC, at 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 Building to main campus. There will be minor work on underground utilities throughout the site as weather and perimeter work allow. Framing of interior walls will continue, including rough-in of mechanical and electrical systems. Exterior wall system framing will continue on all levels, along with a temporary weather enclosure. Installation of an exterior enclosure will continue along the south and east. There will be construction traffic for delivery of materials throughout the week. Expect congestion from deliveries, and take extreme care when walking around trucks waiting in the 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 framing, electrical/plumbing rough-ins and insulation installation continue, followed by drywall installation, texturing and painting. Exterior stone, siding and roofing also continues. The community center and apartment model units are now open Mondays through Fridays from 1-5 p.m. Punch list work continues. There will be a total of 15 apartment buildings (332 beds) with a community center and maintenance building.  

A&S Auditorium (Scheduled completion, this month) -- The project focuses on adding wheelchair access from the seating area to the stage. Little activity is scheduled this week. Lifts are scheduled to be installed the week of March 12.

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. To allow for snow and ice removal, there is no parking from 2-6 a.m. in the tow-away zone on the south side of Lewis Street. Report ice spots to the Physical Plant Service Desk.

Agriculture Building -- Painting in various bathrooms continues. Bathrooms will be closed with signs during the work.

Corbett Building -- Painting in the south hallway and storage area continues.

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

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