Project Update 9/30/2016

WORK COMPLETED LAST WEEK:

  1. Completed installation of underground site electrical conduits and associated appurtenances between the wet well and control pad locations for the Rainwater Harvesting System.
  2. Completed installation of underground site mechanical piping and associated appurtenances between the wet well and control pad locations for the Rainwater Harvesting System.
  3. Prepared subgrade for miscellaneous concrete pads for the Rainwater Harvesting System and associated control and valve enclosures.
  4. Completed forming, reinforcing steel installations, and placement of concrete for the miscellaneous concrete pads for the Rainwater Harvesting System and associated control and valve enclosures.
  5. Completed installation of irrigation system piping, less sprinkler heads, in Wescott Park.
  6. Completed final grading and subgrade preparation for forming and pouring of sidewalk replacements along the Farnsworth Lane.
  7. Completed forming of portions of sidewalk, compromised by construction activities and scheduled to be replaced, along the Farnsworth Lane and adjacent side streets.
  8. Placed concrete for portions of sidewalk, compromised by construction activities and scheduled to be replaced, along the south side of Farnsworth Lane between Fieldwood Drive and Ellendale Drive.
  9. Placed concrete for portions of sidewalk, compromised by construction activities and scheduled to be replaced, along the north side of Farnsworth Lane and along Fieldwood Drive.
  10. Placed concrete to replace one of two remaining driveway aprons compromised by construction activities.
  11. Placed concrete for the pad to receive new benches along the east asphalt pathway, off the northeast corner of Wescott Park at Farnsworth and Western.
  12. Placed concrete for the pad to receive the portable toilet facilities along the west asphalt pathway in Wescott Park.
  13. Removed portions of newly-place concrete roadway in the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Fieldwood Drive where sections were compromised prior to full curing of the concrete.
  14. Continued backfilling, placement of topsoil, and final grading behind new curbs along the south side of Farnsworth Lane in preparation for sod.
  15. Continued placement of sod along the north side of Farnsworth Lane between the back side of the curbs and sidewalks, as required, to complete restoration.
  16. Removed granular staging area within Wescott Park in preparation for final restoration and sod.
  17. Continued maintenance, as required, of silt baskets installed in existing catch basins to protect existing sewers from unwanted spoils and materials.
  18. Continued maintenance of soil erosion fencing, as required, to prevent erosion to adjacent properties.
  19. 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. Set Rainwater Harvesting System skid on new concrete pad, and begin final piping and electrical terminations.
  2. Complete installation of sprinkler heads on newly-installed irrigation system piping in Wescott Park.
  3. Install of irrigation system piping and sprinkler heads in the undisturbed ball field located in the southeast corner of Wescott Park.
  4. Complete placement of concrete for all remaining sidewalks compromised by construction activities.
  5. Complete backfilling, placement of topsoil, and final grading behind new curbs in preparation for sod.
  6. Complete installation and preparation of granular subgrade for new asphalt paths in Wescott Park.
  7. Place asphalt for new west and east paths in Wescott Park, as weather permits.
  8. Complete placement of sod in parkway areas being restored between new curbs and sidewalks along the south side of Farnsworth Lane and associated side streets affected by construction.
  9. Prepare property limits of the park to receive sod and transition to existing grass areas.
  10. Begin the final step of restoration in Wescott Park with the placement of sod across the complete Park site disturbed by construction.
  11. Complete installation of trees, shrubs, and miscellaneous plantings that remain to be planted in the northwest corner of Wescott Park.
  12. Complete last section of roadway restoration immediately in front of Wescott Park at Contractors temporary entrance after all loads of sod have been delivered to the site.
  13. Place concrete in the intersection of Farnsworth lane and Fieldwood Drive where sections of newly-place roadway were compromised prior to full curing of the concrete, and subsequently removed for replacement.
  14. Continue maintenance, as required, of silt baskets installed in existing catch basins to protect existing sewers from unwanted spoils and materials.
  15. Continue maintenance of soil erosion fencing, as required, to prevent erosion to adjacent properties.
  16. 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.

  1. Detours, Closures, and Final Roadway Restoration:

All concrete roadway surfaces disturbed by construction along Farnsworth Lane from Western Avenue westward to Ellendale Drive, including portions of Fieldwood Drive, Sunnyside Circle, and 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.

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:

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

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.