Project Update 9/9/2016

WORK COMPLETED LAST WEEK:

1. Continued installation of the new three-inch force main to serve the new Rain Harvesting System Wet Well.
2. Received delivery of Rainwater Harvesting System enclosure with controls, pumps, and appurtenances.
3. Continued the import, pulverizing, placement, and rough grading of stockpiled topsoil atop the Storm Trap Stormwater Storage Facility.
4. Installed posts for backstop/dugout fencing at ball field located on the northwest corner of Wescott Park.
5. Continued backfilling and final grading behind new curbs in preparation for sod.
6. Completed final grading and restoration of driveway aprons disturbed by construction activities.
7. Placed concrete fillets in Storm Structures No. 1 and No. 2.
8. Continued final adjustments of manhole risers and castings on manholes and catch basins in the roadways scheduled to be restored in the immediate future.
9. Completed erection of forming and reinforcing in preparation for placement of the new concrete curbs and roadway surfaces at the following locations:

  • Southwest corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Ellendale Drive.
  • South lane of Farnsworth Lane from Ellendale Drive to Fieldwood Drive.
  • Southeast corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Ellendale Drive.
  • Northwest corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Sunnyside Circle.
  • Southeast corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Sunnyside Circle.
  • Southeast corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Fieldwood Drive.

10. Placed concrete for curbs and roadway surfaces at the following locations:

  • Southwest corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Ellendale Drive.
  • Southeast corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Ellendale Drive.
  • South lane of Farnsworth Lane from immediately east of Ellendale Drive to approximately 180 feet west of Fieldwood Drive.

11. Continued maintenance, as required, of silt baskets installed in existing catch basins to protect existing sewers from unwanted spoils and materials.
12. Continued 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.

WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT WEEK:

1. Complete installation of the new three-inch force main with required connections to the new Rainwater Harvesting System.
2. Begin installation of Rainwater Harvesting System, associated concrete pads, piping, and appurtenances.
3. Complete import, pulverizing, placement, and rough grading of stockpiled topsoil atop the Storm Trap Stormwater Storage Facility.
4. Complete import, pulverizing, placement, and rough grading of stockpiled topsoil atop the Storm Trap Stormwater Storage Facility.
5. Continue backfilling of the backsides of newly placed concrete curbs along the portions of the newly restored roadways.
6. Complete final grading of all remaining new roadway subgrade and base along the south lane of Farnsworth Lane between Fieldwood Drive and Western Avenue in preparation for placement of the new concrete surface.
7. Complete final adjustments of manhole risers and castings on manholes and catch basins in the roadways scheduled to be restored in the immediate future.
8. Place concrete for curbs and roadway surfaces at the following locations:

  • Northwest corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Sunnyside Circle.
  • Southeast corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Sunnyside Circle.
  • Southeast corner of the intersection of Farnsworth Lane and Fieldwood Drive.
  • South lane of Farnsworth Lane between Fieldwood Drive and Western Avenue.

9. Continue maintenance, as required, of silt baskets installed in existing catch basins to protect existing sewers from unwanted spoils and materials.
10. Continue maintenance of soil erosion fencing, as required, to prevent erosion to adjacent properties.
11. 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. Maintenance of Traffic and Detour Routes:
Farnsworth Lane from Western Avenue Westward to Ellendale Drive will continue to be disrupted by restoration of the roadways for the next week, or so. This will include limited portions of Fieldwood Drive, Sunnyside Circle, and Ellendale Drive as the last remaining roadway subgrade is finally graded and prepared as required prior to forming and pouring of the new concrete roadway surfaces.
Specific roadway closures will vary dependent upon the work being performed, and vehicular traffic should expect to be routed to use Western Avenue, Woodlawn Road, Sunnyside Circle, Birch Road, and Bob-O-Link Lane to avoid the closed portions of Farnsworth Lane and affected adjacent intersections.
Pedestrians should expect closure of the sidewalk along the south side of Farnsworth Lane between Western Avenue and Ellendale Drive until further notice. Pedestrian traffic is instructed to utilize the sidewalk along the north side of Farnsworth Lane between Western Avenue and Ellendale Drive.
All roadways disturbed by construction are scheduled to be completed by September 16th. By this date, all road closures and detours are scheduled to be removed. After this date, Residents should expect daily lane closures while the remaining restoration activities are completed in Wescott Park and along Farnsworth and adjacent side street, such as sidewalks, driveway aprons, landscaping, sod, clean-up, etc. Roadways will be re-opened at the end of each day.

3. Restoration of Farnsworth Lane and Adjacent Side Streets:
The final sections of roadway restoration are in progress. As of Tuesday, August 30th, sufficient roadway surfaces have been completed to allow all residents to return to their residences with their vehicles. See additional information below regarding driveway aprons.
The sections of roadway currently being restored are at the intersections of Farnsworth Lane and Ellendale Drive, Farnsworth Lane and Sunnyside Circle, and Farnsworth Lane and Fieldwood Drive. Concrete placement began on Wednesday, September 7th, but due to heavy rains, the remainder of the concrete pour was cancelled. As weather permits, the concrete work will resume, and these sections should be completed no later than the beginning of the week of September 12th.
The final section of roadway to be restored is Farnsworth Lane from approximately Fieldwood Drive to Western Avenue, and is also scheduled to be completed the Week of September 12th, weather permitting.
4. Restoration of Driveway Aprons and Sidewalks:

The Contractor has begun restoration of compromised driveway aprons this week. The granular subgrade at each of the affected Resident’s driveway aprons, has been prepared for final surfacing, which is expected to be completed the week of September 12th. Depending upon the type of apron being restored, Residents may be required to park on an the street or 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 for forming, placement, and cure, and a few hours for asphalt aprons during the paving operation.
Restoration of sidewalks is expected the begin the week of September 19th, and should provide minimal disruption with minor daily lane closures and detours while equipment and trucks service the areas being restored.