Project Update 9/23/2016

WORK COMPLETED LAST WEEK:

  1. Completed installation of the new three-inch force main in Wescott Park up to the Rainwater Harvesting System.
  2. Completed installation of underground piping associated with domestic water services to the drinking fountain and Rainwater Harvesting System.
  3. Prepared subgrade for miscellaneous concrete pads for the Rainwater Harvesting System and associated control and valve enclosures.
  4. Completed the import, pulverizing, placement, and rough grading of stockpiled topsoil atop the Storm Trap Stormwater Storage Facility.
  5. Continued irrigation system piping installations in Wescott Park.
  6. Continued importing and installation of trees, shrubs, and miscellaneous plantings in Wescott Park.
  7. Completed preparation of aggregate subgrade at driveway aprons scheduled to receive new hot-mix asphalt pavement.
  8. Placed hot-mix asphalt to restore driveway aprons compromised by construction activities.
  9. Removed remaining sidewalks, damaged by construction activities and scheduled for replacement, along Farnsworth Lane and adjacent side streets.
  10. Continued final grading and subgrade preparation for forming and pouring of sidewalk replacements along the Farnsworth Lane.
  11. Began forming of portions of sidewalk, compromised by construction activities and scheduled to be replaced, along the Farnsworth Lane and adjacent side streets.
  12. Continued backfilling, placement of topsoil, and final grading behind new curbs in preparation for sod.
  13. Placed sod along the north side of Farnsworth Lane between the back side of the curbs and sidewalks, as required, to complete restoration.
  14. Completed erection of forming and reinforcing for curbs and roadway surfaces at the southwest corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Fieldwood Drive
  15. Completed erection of forming and reinforcing for curbs and roadway surfaces along Farnsworth Lane from approximately 130 feet east of Fieldwood Drive to Western Avenue.
  16. Placed concrete for curbs and roadway surfaces for Southwest corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Fieldwood Drive.
  17. Placed concrete for curbs and roadway surfaces for Farnsworth Lane from approximately 130 feet east of Fieldwood Drive to Western Avenue.
  18. Performed miscellaneous saw cutting of control joints in newly placed concrete roadway surfaces and curbs.
  19. Continued maintenance, as required, of silt baskets installed in existing catch basins to protect existing sewers from unwanted spoils and materials.
  20. Continued maintenance of soil erosion fencing, as required, to prevent erosion to adjacent properties.
  21. Continued maintenance of the roadways, as required, by rotary power sweeping, hand sweeping, and subcontracted street cleaner/sweeper to remove debris, spoils, and dust generated by construction activities.

WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT WEEK:

  1. Form, erect reinforcing, and place concrete for miscellaneous concrete pads for the Rainwater Harvesting System and associated control and valve enclosures.
  2. Set Rainwater Harvesting System skid on new concrete pad, and begin final mechanical and electrical terminations.
  3. Complete installation of irrigation system piping and sprinkler heads in Wescott Park.
  4. Form and pour sidewalks along Farnsworth Lane and adjacent side streets compromised by construction activities.
  5. Continue backfilling, placement of topsoil, and final grading behind new curbs in preparation for sod.
  6. Continue placement of sod in parkway areas being restored between new curbs and sidewalks along Farnsworth Lane and associated side streets affected by construction.
  7. Prepare property limits of Wescott Park to receive sod and transition to existing grass areas.
  8. Begin final restoration of Wescott Park with placement of sod and mulch, as required.
  9. Continue installation of trees, shrubs, and miscellaneous plantings that remain to be planted in the northwest corner of Wescott Park.
  10. Complete last section of roadway restoration immediately in front of Wescott Park at Contractors temporary entrance.
  11. Continue maintenance, as required, of silt baskets installed in existing catch basins to protect existing sewers from unwanted spoils and materials.
  12. Continue maintenance of soil erosion fencing, as required, to prevent erosion to adjacent properties.
  13. Continued maintenance of the roadways, as required, by rotary power sweeping, hand sweeping, and subcontracted street cleaner/sweeper to remove debris, spoils, and dust generated by construction activities.

NOTICES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

  1. Contractor’s Saturday Work Schedule:  The Contractor does not expect to work on the upcoming Saturdays at this time.
  2. Detours, Closures, and Final Roadway Restoration: All concrete roadway surfaces disturbed by construction along Farnsworth Lane from Western Avenue westward to Ellendale Drive have been completely restored, with the exception of the short section of Farnsworth Lane immediately in front of Wescott Park at the Contractors temporary entrance.  Those  portions of Fieldwood Drive, Sunnyside Circle, and Ellendale Drive also disturbed by construction activities have also been restored.

The section remaining in front of Wescott Park in Farnsworth Lane, will be restored within the next week, as the contractor withdraws major equipment from the Park.  This will not require a complete roadway shut-down, as this section will be quarantined with barricades while being prepared, poured, and cured.

For the next couple of weeks, partial roadway lane closures will be limited to locations specific to sidewalk replacement and behind-curb restoration activities.  Roadways will only be affected by these activities during normal work hours, and fully re-opened at the end of the work day.

  1. Restoration of Sidewalks and Driveway Aprons:    Pedestrians should expect closure of the sidewalk along the south side of Farnsworth Lane between Western Avenue and Ellendale Drive for another two weeks while sidewalks are being restored.  Pedestrian traffic should continue to use the sidewalk along the north side of Farnsworth Lane between Western Avenue and Ellendale Drive.

This week, the Contractor will be restoring all remaining concrete driveway aprons compromised by construction.  Residents may be required to park on the street or in a neighbor’s driveway while their driveway apron is restored.  The duration for this type of inconvenience is only expected to be a few days for concrete aprons that require forming, placement of concrete, and curing.

Restoration of sidewalks has begun this week.  This should provide minimal disruption to roadway traffic, with minor daily lane closures and detours while equipment and trucks service the areas being restored.