Overall Work Plan
Construction started in early May 2018 and is expected to continue through fall 2018. Construction schedules change frequently due to weather, issues in the field, and other variables.
Emery and Son’s (general contractor) underground utility work is expected to take about six weeks to complete (mid-June). However, this is subject to NW Natural’s progress with their gas relocation work on D Avenue. Daily road closures will be in place in the work zones during the majority of the big pipe work. Roads will be open after work hours during the utility work.
Once all the underground utility work is done, the major road reconstruction work will begin and this will result in full (24/7) rolling road closures. For this work, crews expect to start on D Avenue at 1st Street and work west to 10th, then loop back to do the block between State and 1st.
During the major road work, one crew will excavate the road/existing asphalt, rock it back, then move up to the next segment. Concrete crews would then arrive to form the sidewalks/valley gutters/curbs, and move onto the next segment. The next activity would be constructing the stormwater planters, then paving (likely late August). The final activity would be planting the final landscaping and installing the lighting (in the fall).
Full road closures will be needed along D Avenue in order for crews to conduct the work in a phased approach. Emery expects the full closures to be in place for 6 – 8 weeks (possibly starting in mid-late June). During this period, the contractor will maintain north/south access through the intersections of D Avenue at 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th (refer to road closure map below). The work in the intersections will require flagged traffic at that time.
Unfortunately, construction is disruptive, especially to those nearest the work. The project includes stormwater and waterline installation, roadway demolition, roadway surface preparation and grading, concrete formwork, concrete placement, concrete curing, asphalt paving and significant landscape and irrigation work. This means crews will be in front of each property along D Avenue many times over the project duration.
We appreciate all neighbors abiding by traffic control signage and avoiding active construction areas for the safety of all.
For more information about what to expect during construction, review the March 2018 newsletter.
The City and contractor will strive to keep neighbors aware of the ever-changing construction activities. The best way to stay up to date is by signing up to our email listserv or visiting our project updates page. If you have a special access need we should be aware of, please contact us.