Construction Update 3/5/19

Major construction is complete, and most punch-list activities are finished on the project!

Over the last two months, the project team has been monitoring and watching the new stormwater facilities, roadway, sidewalk and utilities. Small tweaks and adjustments have been made throughout the project area, particularly following the winter rains and storms.

There are a few outstanding items that remain, some of these are a result of longer than expected lead times for materials.

Crews are expected to return for one more substantial activity – installing additional trench grate drains along the south side of the sidewalk on D Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. This is to make some adjustments and additional improvements to the drainage in this area. This work will likely require a block closure during work hours, for about week. We will send an update out to neighbors prior to the closure.

Landscaping and irrigation was completed in January. Cedar edging has been installed at the back of the new planters or stormwater facilities as a delineator. Metal identification markers will be installed shortly in each of the stormwater facilities and rain gardens. Watch for an information kiosk to be installed at the library corner later this spring, which links to the metal markers.

PGE recently finished energizing the new street lights on the west end of the corridor. They still have some work remaining on the east end. While the City has no control over PGE scheduling, we have asked they make this work a priority.

All work is now expected to be complete later this spring. Please note, there will be periods where no work activity will be taking place. Thank you for your continued patience!

Project Celebration – Block Party

We plan on holding a street party celebration with neighbors in late May. We are collaborating with Public Works and the Library to make this a fun event for everyone. It will correspond with a one-year breaking ground anniversary from when we started major construction, and will also fit in nicely with National Public Works Week (week of May 20). Stay tuned – more information will be coming soon!

Check out these photos of D Avenue during last week’s snow storm: