Construction Update 10/9/18

Final Paving Starts Tomorrow!

Today, crews are grinding out the old asphalt on 8th and 9th Streets between D and E Avenue, and a portion of 7th Street between C and D Avenues.  The grinding crew is expected to complete their work today, possibly working as late as 8 p.m.

The grinding operation can be messy, as the asphalt is removed and the rough subgrade of the road is exposed. It is not pleasant to drive on and could become quite muddy – these roads will be closed 24/7 until final paving is complete later this week.

On Wednesday, October 10, through Friday, October 12, crews expect to place the final layer of asphalt along the entire ten blocks of D Avenue. Additionally, crews will place 5” of new asphalt in two lifts on 8th and 9th Streets between D and E Avenues, 7th Street mid-block between C and D Avenues, and a small portion of 1st Street near D Avenue.

When crews pave the final lift on D Avenue, rolling block closures will be in place. Watch for flaggers to direct traffic to open roads – please use 10th Street, and E and C Avenues to avoid the paving operation.

During the grinding and paving work, 7th, 8th, 9th and 1st Streets will be closed to all traffic, so the new asphalt can completely cure. There will be no on-street parking on the streets to be paved – while it is always a last resort, cars will be towed if necessary to keep the paving crews moving. Resident driveway access on these streets will be blocked. Alley access will be closed at D Avenue – please use E or C Avenues.

1st, 7th, 8th and 9th Streets, and D Avenue are expected to be back open to traffic the day after the final lift of asphalt is placed.

Neighbors should expect an increase in noise and vibration during the paving preparation and placement. Crews will be using a vibratory roller to compact the rock and newly placed asphalt, which creates vibration. This is a standard piece of equipment that is used throughout the paving industry.

State Street Lane Closure – Now Open

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the State Street lane closure was extended through this morning to allow the new pedestrian ramps time to cure and pavement to cool. Good news – the lane is now back open. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this temporary closure.

D Avenue between State and 1st Street remains closed through early next week while crews finish installing catch basins and prepare for final paving.

Sidewalk Pours Continue

Crews have started pouring new sidewalk along portions of D Avenue. Concrete crews are currently pouring sidewalk near 8th Street, working their way east.

Check out this video of crews pouring new sidewalk last week on D Avenue in between 4th and 5th Street.

New sidewalk will be poured on the north side of D Avenue between 10th and 5th Streets, and on the south side of D Avenue from 5th to State Street. This work is expected continue through this month.

When the forms are placed for the new sidewalk and the concrete is poured, nearby 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 Avenue will need to park on a side street. If you need to enter or exit the alleys, please use E Avenue or C Avenue. To ensure garbage collection is maintained, sidewalk pours across the alleys will be coordinated with Republic Services’ schedule.

If you live on D Avenue and your driveway will be impacted, you will receive a door hanger notifying you of the upcoming closure dates. Please plan to move your car(s) out of the driveway before 7 a.m. on the day the forms are installed, and park on nearby a side street until the concrete has cured.

Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Saturday Work 10/6 & State St. Lane Closure Extended

Concrete crews are busy forming and pouring the new sidewalk and ADA pedestrian ramps along D Avenue. In order to stay on schedule, crews plan to work on placing forms tomorrow, Saturday, 10/6 along D Avenue. Saturday work hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

State Street (Hwy 43) Lane Closure – Extended through 10/9

Yesterday afternoon, crews hit a gas line at the corner of State Street and D Avenue, which impacted the paving and concrete schedule for this intersection. Due to this unforeseen circumstance, the State Street lane closure has been extended through Tuesday, October 9.

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we continue to progress with this work.

Construction Update 9/28/18

This week, Emery has continued to work on the stormwater facilities, prepared for the sidewalk and started building some retaining walls.

The electrical crew has started installing electrical conduit and new bollard lighting adjacent to the new sidewalk location. This work will continue over the coming weeks.

Traffic Reminder: State Street/Hwy. 43 Lane Closure – Week of October 1

To meet compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, crews need to build 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, the City is required to maintain a pedestrian route around the work zone, therefore, the outer (right) southbound lane on State Street at the intersection of D Avenue will be closed 24/7 from Monday, October 1 through Friday, October 5.

Watch for merge ahead signage alerting drivers of the lane closure. Please drive with caution, plan ahead and expect delays during this temporary closure.

Thank you for your continued patience as we progress with these improvements!

Sidewalk Pours Begin Next Week!

Due to scheduling conflicts, concrete crews are now expected to start pouring the new sidewalk next week, starting at 10th Street and working east. New sidewalk will be poured on the north side of D Avenue between 10th and 5th Streets, and on the south side of D Avenue from 5th to State Street. This work is expected to take at least three weeks to complete.

When the forms are placed for the new sidewalk and the concrete is poured, nearby 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 Avenue will need to park on a side street. If you need to enter or exit the alleys, please use E Avenue or C Avenue. To ensure garbage collection is maintained, sidewalk pours across the alleys will be coordinated with Republic Services’ schedule.

If you live on D Avenue and your driveway will be impacted, you will receive a door hanger notifying you of the upcoming closure dates. Please plan to move your car(s) out of the driveway before 7 a.m. on the day the forms are installed, and park on nearby a side street until the concrete has cured. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Many of the large stormwater facilities have been excavated and are ready for the next phase of work. Landscaping crews will soon begin installing the irrigation system and the planting soil for the new planters and preparing for new landscaping.

Weather dependent, placement of the final paving lift is currently scheduled to take place October 10-12. This work will also include paving existing driveway aprons on D Avenue, 8th and 9th Streets between D and E Avenues, and a portion of 7th Street near D Avenue.

Construction Update 9/19/18

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.

Safety Reminder

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.

Construction Update 9/7/18

Crews placed the first base layer of asphalt on D Avenue in late August, and lifted the full closure between 1st and 10th!

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.

Check out this video of paving taking place on D at 8th Street.

Late last month, 1st Street between D and E Avenue also received a new base layer of asphalt. The final lift will be completed later this month.

Last week, some minor restoration work took place on portions of 7thbetween B and D. Trench repair work also took place on 1st, 8th and 9th Street intersections with E Avenue. Restoration work will continue over the coming weeks. 8th and 9th Streets are expected to be repaved between D and E Avenues later this month when the final lift is paved on D Avenue.

Crews are now focused on excavating the stormwater planters (treatment facilities) and raingardens, installing liners, and placing rock. This week, they’ve been working on D Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets, and will continue to work east toward State Street.

Intermittent Daytime Closures Continue

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. This work involves building the stormwater rain gardens, pouring the new sidewalks, installing the bollard lighting, installing the irrigation system, placing the landscaping, paving the final two-inch top lift of asphalt and miscellaneous restoration work.

To stay updated on daily closures, visit the road closures page.

Please note, there will be one more occurrence when the entire ten blocks of D Avenue will be closed and the 10th street detour will be in place – when the final top lift of asphalt is placed (now expected in late September or early October).

State Street/Hwy. 43 Temporary Lane Closure – Late September

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 occur in late September.

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.

Safety Reminder

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 contact the project team!

 

 

Construction Update 8/22/18

First Base Layer of Paving Starts Tomorrow!

On Thursday, August 23, through Saturday, August 25, crews expect to place the first three-inch base layer of asphalt along the entire ten blocks of D Avenue. Additionally, they will grind the existing asphalt and place new asphalt on 1st Street, between D and E Avenue.

This will result in a complete closure of 1st Street between D and E Avenue, and D Avenue between State and 10th Street – including all north/south cross streets. All traffic will be detoured to 10th Street, and E and C Avenues. This is to allow the new pavement enough time to cool. Flaggers will be stationed at 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th to help redirect pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic.

During paving, there will be no on-street parking on D Avenue or 1st Street, between D and E.

Driveway access will be blocked. Before work begins on Thursday morning (7 a.m.), please move your car and find an alternate place to park on a side street that is open. Streets are expected to be open to traffic the day after new asphalt has been placed.

Neighbors should expect an increase in noise and vibration during the paving preparation and placement. Crews will be using a vibratory roller to compact the rock and newly placed asphalt, which creates vibration. This is a standard piece of equipment that is used throughout the paving industry.

Extended Work Hours

In order to stay on schedule, work hours will be extended on the following days: Thursday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

A special thank you to neighbors on D Avenue for your continued patience with construction.

Intermittent Daytime Closures Resume August 27

Crews are hoping to reopen D Avenue to through traffic by August 27, in time for school! Although the FULL closure for the entire ten blocks will be lifted, intermittent daytime closures will resume through fall, as crews finish the final stages of the project. This work involves building the stormwater rain gardens, pouring the new sidewalk, installing the bollard lighting, placing the landscaping, paving the final two-inch top lift of asphalt and miscellaneous restoration work.

Please note, there will be one more occurrence when the entire roadway will be closed and the 10th street detour will be in place – when the final top lift of asphalt is placed (currently expected in mid-late September).

Safety Reminder

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 contact the project team!

Saturday Work – 8/18 and 8/25

Crews are busy finalizing the finishing touches of the new concrete and preparing the roadway for paving. In order to help facilitate this, Emery plans to work tomorrow, Saturday, 8/18 and next Saturday, 8/25. Saturday work hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reminder: D Avenue remains closed to east-west traffic from State to 10th Street.  If you need to cross D Avenue, please only use 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th Streets. All other streets and alleys are closed at D.

Thank you, D Avenue and First Addition neighbors for your continued patience and understanding!

 

Construction Update 8/14/18

The new roadway is finally taking shape on D Avenue! Late last week, concrete crews started pouring the one ft. wide concrete edging from State to 10th Street. These concrete bands will be flush with the new pavement (see below).

Click here to view a video of edging being placed on D Avenue.

This week, crews are continuing on the valley gutters (edging that has a slight V to help channel the stormwater) and also the curb corners at each of the intersections.

D Avenue remains closed to east-west traffic from State to 10th Streets. If you need to cross D Avenue, please only use 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th Streets. All other streets and alleys are closed at D.

Crews poured the first intersection curb corner today at 2nd, and are working their way west (pictured below). While crews pour the new intersection curb corners, temporary half day closures will be in place at each intersection – including 1st, 4th and 7thFlaggers will redirect traffic to the nearest open cross street during this work. If you need to access the neighborhood during this time, it is best to use 10th Street to avoid any potential closures and work areas. Lanes will also be temporarily narrowed at the intersections – please watch for oncoming traffic and yield as needed.

A special thank you to neighbors on D Avenue for your patience with this work, as several driveways have been blocked during this concrete phase. We will continue to work one-on-one with you regarding access.

First Base Layer of Paving – Next Week!

On Thursday, August 23, and Friday, August 24, crews expect to place the first 3-inch base layer of asphalt along the entire ten blocks of D Avenue. This will result in a complete closure of D Avenue and all north/south cross streets, except State and 10th Street. All traffic will be detoured to 10th Street, and E and C Avenues. This is to allow the new pavement enough time to cool.

Soon after, crews will also be paving 1st Street between D and E Avenues. Neighbors who take driveway access on 1st Street will receive a door hanger 48-hours ahead of the paving scheduled for your street. During the paving, residents will need to park on side streets.

Neighbors should expect an increase in noise and vibration during the paving preparation and placement. Crews will be using a vibratory roller to compact the rock and newly placed asphalt, which creates vibration.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding with the construction.

Road Expected to Reopen by August 27

Crews are hoping to reopen D Avenue to through traffic by August 27, in time for school! Although the FULL closure for the entire ten blocks will be lifted, intermittent daytime closures will still be in effect over the coming months as crews finish the next stage of the project. This work involves building the stormwater rain gardens, pouring the sidewalk, installing the bollard lighting, placing the landscaping and miscellaneous restoration work.

Please note, there will be one more occurrence when the entire roadway will be closed and the 10th street detour will be in place when the final top lift of pavement is placed (stay tuned for more information on when).

Safety Reminder

Remember, the road closed signs and caution tape are there for a reason – to keep you and the crews safe. Please do not attempt to move the signs or pull the tape off, including during evenings and weekends.

Please do your part to stay safe, keep our construction crews safe, and keep this project moving towards the finish line. Thanks for your patience.                                           

For more information contact the project team!

Construction Update 8/3/18

The major road excavation is now complete along the ten blocks of D Avenue! Starting today, the concrete crews are beginning to install stakes and place forms in preparation for the concrete flatwork. Next week, the concrete placement will begin for the roadway edging, valley gutters and intersection curbs. This work is expected to continue for a few weeks. Neighbors will notice an increase in concrete trucks coming and going from the project area.

There will be times when driveways on D Avenue will be blocked during the concrete work, and residents will need to park on side streets. Crews will work one-on-one with residents to provide reasonable and safe access. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding!

While it might not look like much activity is taking place in some of the closed areas, the entire roadway is dug out. Crews are moving up and down the corridor throughout the day. Manholes are exposed. Trenches are open. Survey stakes are being placed. Concrete forms are being installed, and starting next week, concrete will be poured along the entire corridor. D Avenue is completely closed to east-west traffic from State to 10th Streets. If you need to cross D Avenue, please only use 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th Streets. All other streets and alleys are closed at D.

As a reminder, please do not park in the alleys. This blocks emergency access and Republic Service garbage collection.

Don’t be this person! Road closed means YOU!

It’s pretty simple, when there’s a road closed sign posted, it means the road is CLOSED…for all vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, dog walkers etc. Disobeying the road closed signs and driving through the closed areas – like this person pictured in the black car – is a traffic violation. LOPD has issued many citations, and continues to patrol the neighborhood.

Last week after work hours, one vehicle drove around the barricades at 5th and D, into the work zone, through an irrigation trench and crashed into a newly installed storm line manhole. The damage was so intense that the manhole needed to be completely dug out and replaced. A police report has been filed. If anyone has more information about this incident, please contact LOPD on 503-635-0238.

Traffic and Safety Issues Escalating

Unfortunately, traffic and safety violations are escalating on D Avenue. Not only are people cutting through the closed areas, during and after work hours, but road closure barricades and sidewalk signs are being moved out of the road and alleys. Safety caution tape is being cut and ripped off from the barricades and signs (pictured below). This is happening multiple times a day, and it is not only impacting Emery’s productivity and ability to conduct their work safely, but it is impacting the public’s safety.

The road closed signs and caution tape are there for a reason – to keep you and the crews safe. Please do not attempt to move the signs or pull the tape off. The City is increasing surveillance through increased police patrols and the project team may also install security cameras.

All drivers, pedestrians and cyclists – please use the open streets (1st, 4th, 7th or 10th) to cross D. The other cross streets and all alleys are CLOSED to through traffic between C and E Avenues 24/7.

Please do your part to stay safe, keep our construction crews safe, and keep this project moving towards the finish line.

For more information contact the project team. 

Construction Update 7/24/18

The big dig is underway on D Avenue! Crews have excavated and re-rocked the roadway from 1st to 5th, and continue to progress west towards 10th.

Two roadway segments on D Avenue are currently closed 24/7 to all through traffic – from 1st to 4th and 4th to 7th. In the next few days, the third segment – 7th to 10th – will close. Early next week, State to 1st will close for the excavation work.

Warning!

Despite the signage and persistent reminders, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians continue to cut-through the closed areas. LOPD has issued several citations to people for disobeying the signage and cutting around the road closure barricades.

So that everyone stays safe, please obey the signage and allow extra time to get around the neighborhood. All drivers, pedestrians and cyclists – please use the open streets (1st, 4th, 7th or 10th) to cross D. The other cross streets are CLOSED to all through traffic between C and E Avenues.

A Ballet in Motion?

One resident recently described Emery’s operation of machinery and material as looking like a ballet. This construction certainly requires being methodical, efficient and active, plus, it does tell a story!

Check out this video captured last Friday that shows the road excavation “ballet” taking place at the intersection of D and 4th.

As shown in the video, during this phase of major road work, one crew is excavating the road/existing asphalt and underlying soil, then placing fabric and installing new structural base rock before moving up to the next segment. The asphalt and soil are loaded into separate trucks for reuse. The soil is used as clean, fill dirt and the asphalt is recycled at an asphalt plant.

Mid-late next week, crews will begin preparing for the concrete flatwork to form the sidewalks/ concrete bands/ curbs. Truck traffic will be coming and going as crews excavate the entire roadway, form concrete and prepare the road for new pavement. The first base layer of asphalt is expected to be placed later in August.

Night Work and Water Shutoff Reminder: Thursday, July 26 – Friday, July 27

Crews will be working on a water connection late this Thursday night, July 26 at the intersection of D Avenue and 1st Street.

Water service to residences and businesses along 1st Street, between B and D Avenue, and a portion of D Avenue, between State and 2nd Street will be shutoff on the late evening (11 p.m.) of Thursday, July 26 through the early morning (6 a.m.) of Friday, July 27Door hangers have been issued to affected residents and businesses.

To minimize impacts and inconveniences to both residents and businesses affected by the shutoff, this work will be conducted at night from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Crews will conduct as much preparatory work during normal work hours, but night work will result in noise from excavation equipment, truck traffic, movement of steel plates, running a hot saw, a generator and miscellaneous equipment.

Thank you for your patience!

Interesting Discoveries

It’s amazing what you find when you dig up the entire roadway. Who would have thought that during the road excavation, crews would have discovered an old concrete curb that was buried underneath part of the roadway along the entire length of D Avenue?

They’ve also uncovered portions of an old sidewalk! Pictured below, City Engineer Erica Rooney, is amazed at the discovery.

Contractor Appreciation

We’d like to give a shout out and a very special THANK YOU to the D Avenue neighbor who provided these tasty donuts last week to the crews! They really appreciated this kind gesture, thank you!

Key Reminders

At most times during the road closure, the contractor will maintain north/south access through the intersections of D Avenue at 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th Streets (see map). However, there will be short-term closures at these intersections while crews excavate the road.

Access for residents living in the closed areas on D Avenue will be maintained at most times, but there will be periods where driveways are blocked. Crews will work with residents to provide reasonable and safe access to homes while work is occurring.

Access to D Avenue from alleys is closed—alleys are barricaded at D Avenue. Neighbors need to access alleys from E or C Avenue.

Parkingthere is no on-street parking allowed in the closed areas along the D Avenue right-of-way. Neighbors and visitors should park on a side street. Please obey the signage – cars will be towed if they are parked illegally.

Fire and emergency services will always have access to the neighborhood.

Mail, deliveries, and garbage services will be maintained.

We understand how inconvenient and disruptive construction is and we thank you for your patience while we make these important improvements!

General Information

Allowed work hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Construction schedules change frequently. We will strive to keep residents informed through these regular updates. You can also check out the City’s social media accounts for videos and photos.

For more information contact the project team!

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