The main focus of work along the project in the past week
has been the completion of Atlanta Gas Light’s (AGL’s) new 12” natural gas main
outside of project conflicts, installation of new water mains on the south side
of President Street, and continued installation of utility line casings for
railroad crossings on the far east end of the project (either side of Truman
AGL has completed the installation and all tie-ins for their
new gas main. This new main is now located to the outer limits of the
project right-of-way which will allow crews to safely extend operations to
other parts of the project that were restricted until the gas main was
relocated. Removal of AGL’s existing gas main is necessary due to
conflicts with construction, but now that this line is “dead”, it can safely be
removed. This pipeline is scheduled for removal in the next week or two.
McLendon’s crews continue to make progress on the south side
of President Street by installing the new 8” water main, manholes, valves, and
fire hydrants. At the same time, crews continue to haul in select fill
material for elevating General McIntosh Boulevard and adjacent proposed utility
A separate crew continues to work along the south side of
President Street (either side of the Truman Parkway) installing steel casing
beneath the railroad tracks found in this area of the project.
Installation of these steel casing will allow utility crews to run future
water, sewer, and gas mains beneath these tracks without damaging the tracks or
interruption of train operations along the tracks.
Rain during previous weeks has delayed the paving
contractor, but he hopes to be back on schedule next week to pave Randolph
Street (just south of President Street).