The project schedule has been revised for project completion in mid-November. The schedule revision is due to several factors. More rock was encountered during the pile drilling operations than anticipated and additional drainage improvements are being installed on the uphill side to address future rain runoff from the hill above the project site. The temporary access road will remain open until project completion.
The contractor started work in mid-July after utilities were relocated out of the project area. Since mid-July, the contractor completed the following:
Once the downslope retaining wall is completed, the contractor will excavate the soil between the two retaining walls system to a depth of 10 feet, install subsurface drainage and reinstall (i.e., compact) the soil in place; install the new waterline (approximately 600 feet) including tie-in and disinfectant work; reconstruct the pavement between the two walls; install drainage improvements including additional concrete swale at top of uphill retaining wall; install concrete barriers (both sides of the roadway), install metal beam guard railing; install hand railings and cable railings; install fencing; install pavement striping; and paint/stain exposed faces of steel beams, railings and barriers.
We will continue to communicate project updates.