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July 20, 2015 Update

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 8:27 AM by Saja Aures

Over the past week, rain fall has been less than previous weeks, but still causing damp conditions on site.  These conditions have prevented placement of additional fill dirt on the south side of President Street and prevented the placement of temporary pavement along the north side of President St. near General McIntosh.

Utility line installation has continued along Randolph Street including the flushing and testing of new water and sewer lines as well as installation of storm drain laterals and catch basins.  Another utility crew has been installing a 24” water main and 12” water main along the east side of General McIntosh.. 

Dealing with saturated soils and high groundwater, a crew continues preparing for the installation of jack and bore steel casings underneath the railroad tracks, just south of President Street and west of Truman Parkway. 

Bilbo Canal and bridge construction located near the train tracks on President Street will begin construction next week. Test piles will be driven along with temporary sheet pile utilizing the crane located at this location along the project.

Additional preparations continue for the traffic shift along President Street and closure of the east bound traffic turn lane onto the Truman Parkway. This traffic shift and turn lane closure onto south bound Truman Parkway is now set for Wednesday, July 22 starting at 9 AM.  A detour to Truman Parkway (south bound) from downtown will be via Wheaton Street to Bee Road. This closure and detour will remain for the majority of the project duration, but will allow for maintaining four lanes of traffic (two in each direction) for President Street east and west bound thru traffic. This closure and traffic shift will only effect east bound traffic along President St. intending to take the ramp onto Truman Parkway south bound. Traffic traveling west bound on President Street will continue to have access to the ramp onto Truman Parkway south bound.