the future roadway and utility lines to be installed continues along the
project with initial surcharging efforts. Undercutting and removal of
unsuitable soils and placement of geotextile fabric and select backfill
material continues along the south side of President Street and portions of
General McIntosh Boulevard.
wrapping up installation of a section of permanent 8” water main and section of
6” temporary water main to maintain service to businesses located on the south
side of President Street during construction. These lines have now been
installed, pressure tested, chlorinated, and put into service.
A separate crew
has been installing a new 24” water main which runs through a steel casing
underneath the new General McIntosh Boulevard. This future line will help
to serve water to Hutchinson Island as well as areas east of downtown Savannah.
A third crew has
been working on a water and sewer main which will run underneath the Truman
Parkway just south of President Street. These water and sewer mains will
eventually be installed from the Randolph Street and President Street
intersection to east of the Truman Parkway as part of this overall project.
In addition to
these efforts, a paving crew was available this past week to mobilize and pave
Randolph Street (south of President Street). This section of roadway now
has a new curb line and asphalt transition that will allow for better drainage
of storm water from the streets. While on-site, the paving crew was also
directed to provide a layer of asphalt over the abandoned railroad crossing
located at the old General McIntosh and President Street intersection. This layer of asphalt should provide a more permanent fix to the potholes that
were showing up there within President Street.