Construction Update 9/28/18

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.

Construction Update 9/19/18

Over the last few weeks, Emery has focused on excavating the stormwater planters (treatment facilities) and rain gardens, installing liners, placing rock and beehive inlets (shown in the featured photos) and preparing for the new sidewalk.

This week, a new crew started installing electrical conduit for the bollard lighting and continues with sidewalk preparation.

Next week, concrete crews will arrive to begin pouring the new sidewalk! During the sidewalk work, 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 will need to park on a side street. If you need to enter or exit the alleys, please use E Avenue or C Avenue.

In the coming weeks, landscaping crews will begin installing the irrigation system for the new planters and preparing for new landscaping.

Crews are working hard to get the sidewalk poured and major rain gardens excavated before the final lift of paving is placed. Due to paving sub-contractor availability, the final paving lift is now expected to take place the week of October 8. This will also include paving existing driveway aprons on D Avenue, 8th and 9th Streets between D and E Avenues, and a small portion of 7th Street near D Avenue.

State Street/Hwy. 43 Temporary Lane Closure – Early October

Crews need to rebuild 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 and to maintain a pedestrian route through this intersection, the outer southbound lane on State Street at the intersection of D Avenue will be closed 24/7 for about a week. This work is expected to start the first week of October.

Warning signage will be placed on Terwilliger Boulevard and on State Street to alert drivers of the upcoming lane closure and a construction speed limit of 25 MPH will be in place.

Please drive with caution, plan ahead and expect delays during this temporary closure.

Intermittent Daytime Closures Through Fall

Although the full closure for D Avenue between 1st and 10th Streets has been lifted, intermittent rolling daytime road closures will be in place in the blocks where crews are working. This is expected to continue through fall, as crews work on the final stages of the project. The first block of D Avenue between State and 1st Street remains closed to traffic, as pedestrian curb ramp work at the intersection of State Street is not yet complete.

Please note, when the final top lift of asphalt is placed on D Avenue in early October, the entire ten blocks of D Avenue will be closed and the 10th street detour will be in place.

To stay updated on daily closures, visit the road closures page.

Safety Reminder

Remember, the road closed signs and caution tape are there for a reason – to keep you and the crews safe. Please do your part to stay safe, keep our construction crews safe, and keep this project moving towards the finish line. Plan ahead for extra time to travel through the neighborhood.

For more information, please contact the project team.

Construction Update 9/7/18

Crews placed the first base layer of asphalt on D Avenue in late August, and lifted the full closure between 1st and 10th!

The first block of D Avenue between State and 1st Street remains closed to traffic, as pedestrian curb ramp work at the intersection of State Street is not yet complete.

Check out this video of paving taking place on D at 8th Street.

Late last month, 1st Street between D and E Avenue also received a new base layer of asphalt. The final lift will be completed later this month.

Last week, some minor restoration work took place on portions of 7thbetween B and D. Trench repair work also took place on 1st, 8th and 9th Street intersections with E Avenue. Restoration work will continue over the coming weeks. 8th and 9th Streets are expected to be repaved between D and E Avenues later this month when the final lift is paved on D Avenue.

Crews are now focused on excavating the stormwater planters (treatment facilities) and raingardens, installing liners, and placing rock. This week, they’ve been working on D Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets, and will continue to work east toward State Street.

Intermittent Daytime Closures Continue

Although the full closure for D Avenue between 1st and 10th Streets has been lifted, intermittent rolling daytime road closures will be in place in the blocks where crews are working. This is expected to continue through fall, as crews work on the final stages of the project. This work involves building the stormwater rain gardens, pouring the new sidewalks, installing the bollard lighting, installing the irrigation system, placing the landscaping, paving the final two-inch top lift of asphalt and miscellaneous restoration work.

To stay updated on daily closures, visit the road closures page.

Please note, there will be one more occurrence when the entire ten blocks of D Avenue will be closed and the 10th street detour will be in place – when the final top lift of asphalt is placed (now expected in late September or early October).

State Street/Hwy. 43 Temporary Lane Closure – Late September

Crews need to rebuild 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 and to maintain a pedestrian route through this intersection, the outer southbound lane on State Street at the intersection of D Avenue will be closed 24/7 for about a week. This work is expected to occur in late September.

Warning signage will be placed on Terwilliger Boulevard and on State Street to alert drivers of the upcoming lane closure and a construction speed limit of 25 MPH will be in place. Please drive with caution, plan ahead and expect delays during this temporary closure.

Safety Reminder

Remember, the road closed signs and caution tape are there for a reason – to keep you and the crews safe. Please do your part to stay safe, keep our construction crews safe, and keep this project moving towards the finish line. Plan ahead for extra time to travel through the neighborhood.

For more information contact the project team!