New UW Building Costing More Than Expected

Laramie, Wy – Add the University of Wyoming to the list of municipalities and organizations seeing higher than expected costs for building projects. Vice President for Planning and Budget, Phil Harris, tells UW trustees bids for the new child care center were 24% higher than anticipated. He says it will require UW to use more of it's federal mineral royalty revenue to complete the child care center. Harris says officials also saw bids two percent higher for a dormitory renovation, but he's not sure why they child care center is 12 times more expensive.