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Jun 24

June 24, 2015 Update

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 2:31 PM by Saja Aures

Earthwork operations continue on the south side of President Street.  Crews there plan to have all undercutting for the proposed new roadway and utility line corridor complete on the south side of President St. by the end of the week.  This crew will then move to the median located at the old General McIntosh and President Street intersection to remove the median.  Removing this median will be the initial step required to shift east bound lanes of President Street to the north.  This traffic shift will also require temporary paving along the north side of President Street, closure of the turn lane on to Truman Parkway for east bound traffic along President Street, and new pavement markings (striping).  The current turn lane onto Truman Parkway (south bound) will turn into a thru lane for traffic driving east bound along President Street.

Other crews continue the water, sewer, and storm drain utility line installations along Randolph Street, and the installation of the new 24” water main along the east side of General McIntosh Boulevard.  Once new water main utility lines are installed and connections to existing lines are made on the east side of General McIntosh, crews will be able to begin undercutting and backfill earthwork operations necessary along the new General McIntosh Boulevard corridor and location of the new President Street and General McIntosh Boulevard intersection.  Along Randolph Street, final connections are being made for the new storm drain, water main, and sewer force main.  These lines are being tied into lines located near the intersection of Randolph Street and Broughton Street.

A forth crew continues working on the installation of jack and bore steel casings underneath the railroad tracks, just south of President Street and west of Truman Parkway.  This week they will be getting set up to begin the bores under the CSX railroad, existing Bilbo storm drain box culvert, and future Bilbo Canal.

A fifth crew is gearing up for the Bilbo Canal and bridge construction.  Materials are arriving on-site, and a crane used for installation should be arriving in the next week or two.