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.
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.