This week, Emery has continued to work on the stormwater facilities, prepared for the sidewalk and started building some retaining walls.
The electrical crew has started installing electrical conduit and new bollard lighting adjacent to the new sidewalk location. This work will continue over the coming weeks.
Traffic Reminder: State Street/Hwy. 43 Lane Closure – Week of October 1
To meet compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, crews need to build new pedestrian curb ramps at the intersection of State Street (Hwy. 43) and D Avenue, and also repave this intersection. In order to safely conduct this work, the City is required to maintain a pedestrian route around the work zone, therefore, the outer (right) southbound lane on State Street at the intersection of D Avenue will be closed 24/7 from Monday, October 1 through Friday, October 5.
Watch for merge ahead signage alerting drivers of the lane closure. Please drive with caution, plan ahead and expect delays during this temporary closure.
Thank you for your continued patience as we progress with these improvements!
Sidewalk Pours Begin Next Week!
Due to scheduling conflicts, concrete crews are now expected to start pouring the new sidewalk next week, starting at 10th Street and working east. New sidewalk will be poured on the north side of D Avenue between 10th and 5th Streets, and on the south side of D Avenue from 5th to State Street. This work is expected to take at least three weeks to complete.
When the forms are placed for the new sidewalk and the concrete is poured, nearby alleys and driveways will be barricaded and closed at D Avenue to allow the concrete time to cure. During this time, residents who take driveway access on D Avenue will need to park on a side street. If you need to enter or exit the alleys, please use E Avenue or C Avenue. To ensure garbage collection is maintained, sidewalk pours across the alleys will be coordinated with Republic Services’ schedule.
If you live on D Avenue and your driveway will be impacted, you will receive a door hanger notifying you of the upcoming closure dates. Please plan to move your car(s) out of the driveway before 7 a.m. on the day the forms are installed, and park on nearby a side street until the concrete has cured. Thank you for your understanding and patience!
Many of the large stormwater facilities have been excavated and are ready for the next phase of work. Landscaping crews will soon begin installing the irrigation system and the planting soil for the new planters and preparing for new landscaping.
Weather dependent, placement of the final paving lift is currently scheduled to take place October 10-12. This work will also include paving existing driveway aprons on D Avenue, 8th and 9th Streets between D and E Avenues, and a portion of 7th Street near D Avenue.