Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Construction Update

Folks have been very interested in looking at the now exposed trolley rail system. These will be likely visible for a few more days. At our meeting today we discussed methods of keeping down the dust through the duration of the project. This will be done using water, at least for the short term.

Evaluations continue of the under the sidewalk structures and work is planned there in the next week or so.

Delivery issues are still a concern but we hope that this will work out as delivery trucks begin to understand the limitations.

It is hoped that the asphalt removal portion of the work can be accomplished by the end of the week. At that point, the rails, concrete, and timbers will be excavated down to the original fill material which consisted of river rock.

Much utility work remains and when the 100 block is down to the fill material surface, those utility service lines will be able to be definitively located for repair of replacement.

The sign announcing the businesses on Gay Street should be up shortly.

The upcoming Rossini Festival schedule was discussed as well as the continuing Sundown in the City series of concerts.

Sadly, we learned that some cars were broken into on the Gay Street Viaduct over night.

The next Construction update meeting is to be held on April 28, 2009 at 5:00pm at the Emporium.

1 comment:

  1. I am planning on getting married at the Emporium in October. I have spoken with them and they said they have guaranteed access to the front door but I want to make sure that the sidewalk is accessible for my little old grandmother. Please email me at in regard to this inquiry.