Work on the project has ramped up significantly in the last few weeks. In addition to our primary contractor (Emery), there are as many as five subcontractors working along D Avenue, and periodic visits from PGE crews at any given time.
Crews, each with their own materials and multiple pieces of equipment, are working from one end of the project to the other. For the safety of the workers and the public, daytime block closures will again be implemented along the entire ten blocks of D Avenue. Most N/S intersections will remain open.
- The closures are limited to daytime working hours (Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
- Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.
- Access for residents with driveways on D Avenue will be coordinated.
We understand this is an inconvenience, but safety is our top priority and the end is near!
Major Paving Complete!
Earlier this week, crews placed the final top lift of asphalt on D Avenue. 8th and 9th Streets, between D and E Avenues were also paved, along with a portion of 7th Street and 1st Street. There are often circumstances beyond our control that affect construction schedules. Thank you to neighbors for your continued patience and understanding during the changing paving schedule.
Weather permitting, crews plan to pave the alley approaches and remaining driveway approaches mid next week.
New Sidewalk Almost Open!
Crews are progressing well with the new sidewalk. The areas where the sidewalk crosses alleys are being poured today, to allow enough cure time before Republic Services’ garbage collection next Friday. The new sidewalk should be complete by the end of month – just in time for Halloween trick or treating! Although the sidewalk will be complete, landscaping is just getting underway, so watch for open areas and stick to the sidewalk.
The electrical subcontractor is almost complete, and the new bollards will be energized shortly.
Stormwater Facilities and Landscaping
This week, the landscaping subcontractor has been installing irrigation and started placing some of the soil for the rain gardens and stormwater facilities.
Neighbors may have noticed the large excavated areas along D Avenue – these are the stormwater facilities that will eventually be vegetated planters that filter the sediments and pollutants from street runoff, before sending it to Tryon Creek.
These are layered with open graded rock (no fine material) that allows for storage volume. An 18-inch thick layer of planting soil will be placed on top of the rock, followed by the plants. The finish grade of the planters will slope from the road edge to the center of the planter, allowing for appropriate storage and treatment of the runoff.
More than 40 stormwater facilities are being installed along the entire length of D Avenue.
Restoration and Clean-up
Miscellaneous clean-up, restoration and punch-list work will take place over the next couple of months. At this stage, all work is expected to be complete in early January.