Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Construction Update

Utility work continues at the intersection of Vine Avenue and S. Gay Street. As expected, we have hit that rock layer so it is quite noisy as many of you know. We are hopeful we can complete this bit of work in a week or two. Work on AT&T lines, gas, water and sewer is all expected at this intersection. Additionally, KUB will continue to pull wire in the 100 Block and will begin work on transformer installation and the removal of old transformers in the future. The old units cannot be removed until the new ones are energized however. All of this work requires a delicate balance between design and construction timing.

The design for the structural columns under the sidewalk should be completed and ready for review by City Engineering in the next few days which will allow us to begin considering a realistic work schedule for rebuild of road and sidewalks.

The jog created on Jackson Avenue for electrical work should be completed by the end of the week. At that time we plan to create another crossing at the intersection by pushing back all of the equipment and staging materials which should make this much safer. Please be careful crossing here for the next few days. City Engineering and KPD are looking into safety improvements here but may not happen in the next day of so.

We are working towards improvements to the Jackson Avenue parking lot as plans are in place to remove the equipment and also the bollards at the entrance. CBID is working on having a 'Free Parking" sign erected as well. As you may have noticed, the excavated material stored there has now been completely removed.

I will probably not post again until after the 4th of July so I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday. The construction crews as well as the City personnel will all be off on Friday, July 3, 2009 in observance of the Holiday. Also, First Friday will occur on that day so as always, I encourage folks to come down and visit the many fine shops and restaurants in the downtown area and particularly on the 100 Block of S. Gay Street.


  1. Any news on getting cable ran on the Nama side of Gay Street?

  2. I have talked to Comcast at least twice and actually got them together with KUB. I am hopeful they will foloow thru for you.
    I understand that AT&T plans to offer service downtown soon as well.