Over the last few weeks, Emery crews and subcontractor crews have been focused on a list of outstanding and miscellaneous activities throughout the corridor.
Final concrete pours and clean-up work took place last week, which means the new sidewalk is now finished! This sidewalk provides a safe and much-needed walkable pedestrian route along the entire length of D Avenue, from State Street to 10th Street!
The bollard lighting that will illuminate the new sidewalk has been installed. Inspections are taking place this week, and the new lights are expected to be energized by Thanksgiving.
Intermittent daytime block closures continue along D Avenue. Please be safe and obey road closure signs. D Avenue between State and 1st Street remains closed until major landscaping is complete in that block. Access is maintained for residents.
Stormwater Planters and Landscaping
Emery is expected to finish their major excavation and earth movement work by Thanksgiving. This includes preparing more than 40 stormwater planters, as well as other landscaped areas abutting the sidewalk (shown below) and parking stalls.
Due to landscape crew availability, soil placement and irrigation has been slow. We are expecting shrubs, trees and plants will begin arriving next week, and continue to be planted through December.
This week, there will be a small crew working. No work will take place on Thursday, November 22, or Friday, November 23, in honor of Thanksgiving Weekend.
Restoration and Clean-up
General project wide clean-up and punch-list to-do items continue. Emery has been installing parking rock aggregate in parking areas along D Avenue (shown in the first photo). Crews will also be placing bark mulch or hydro seed in areas that need to be restored.
Pavement striping will be placed in the coming weeks. All work is expected to be complete in early January.
Project Celebration – Spring 2019
The City and project team would like to hold a celebration with the neighborhood, possibly in spring 2019. This has been a mammoth project, one which we would like to commemorate with you. Although we anticipate all work to be done by early January, the spring might be a better time to hold a street celebration. Stay tuned for more information!