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August 7, 2015 Update

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 2:35 PM by Saja Aures

Traffic was shifted to the north last week along President Street using previously installed areas of temporary pavement. Pavement markings were adjusted to accommodate the new travel lanes. Now that traffic is shifted to the north, crews will be able to obliterate asphalt along the southern edge of President Street and place additional backfill material for the new elevated roadway. Backfill currently placed along the south side of President Street is at approximately three feet below what is to be the future roadway elevation. 

Utility line installations have been completed along existing Randolph Street and along the new section of Congress Street. Various utility line installations remain along General McIntosh Blvd. Crews are currently coordinating with the City to pressure test, flush, and chlorinate newly installed water mains. 

Jack and bore of steel casings underneath the railroad tracks and future Bilbo Canal, just south of President Street and west of Truman Parkway, continues. Steel casing that will later be used for the installation of water, sewer force main, and AGL’s natural gas main are currently being installed.   

Construction of the Bilbo Canal and President Street bridge over the future canal continues. Crews have been driving steel H-piles over 65’ into the ground to establish a solid foundation for the construction of the future Bilbo Canal concrete retaining walls. This section of canal wall is being constructed of concrete verses typical steel sheet pile due to the existing sanitary sewer and future water, sewer force main, and AGL natural gas main steel casing penetrations required for crossing underneath the future canal and through the canal walls.