rainfall has required the use of anticipated adverse weather days, but progress
continues to be made.
backfill has been placed on the south side of President Street and is awaiting
mobilization of the wick drain installation crew onsite. Installation of
wick drains will expedite predicted consolidation settlement of the future
roadway and utility line corridor foundation. Meanwhile, earthwork crews
continue to undercut and place backfill material along the new General McIntosh
Boulevard alignment with President Street.
Congress Street and General McIntosh Boulevard intersection has been graded to
approximate roadway subgrade elevations. Once weather permits and
elevations in this area are checked and verified, crews will begin to layout
and install curb and gutter along new Congress Street.
and bore of steel casings underneath the railroad tracks and future Bilbo
Canal, just south of President Street and west of Truman Parkway
continues. The bore pit in this location has been excavated to final
depths necessary for installation of bore casing below the future Bilbo Canal
and railroad tracks. These operations will continue until the new steel
casings for 24” sewer force main, 24” water main, and 12” high pressure gas
main have been installed.
Construction of the Bilbo Canal and President Street bridge
over the future canal continues. An approximately 42’ section of
the future Bilbo Canal reinforced concrete wall has been formed and
poured. Crews are continuing to drive temporary sheet piles for
stabilizing the canal wall trench excavation and driving steel H-piles for an
additional section of canal wall foundation supports. Additional sections
of the future Bilbo Canal walls will continue to be built over the next few