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Oct 21

October 21, 2015 Update

Posted on October 21, 2015 at 12:37 PM by Saja Aures

Surcharge material (material used for its weight to accomplish consolidation settlement) continues to be placed along the new General McIntosh Boulevard roadway and along the south side of President St. (where this roadway will be widened to in the future).  This material will continue to be placed over the next two or three weeks until at the designed surcharge elevation height.

New Congress Street located along and east of General McIntosh Boulevard is receiving the base layer of asphalt this week.  Once the base layer is installed, a second layer of binder asphalt will be installed.  The final surface layer of asphalt will be installed at a later date in the project.  Once the base and binder layers of asphalt are placed along Congress Street, crews will begin installing cub/gutter and sidewalk along General McIntosh Boulevard north from Congress Street until it ties in with existing curb/gutter and sidewalk in front of the Marriott.

Crews continue to jack and bore steel casings underneath the railroad tracks and future Bilbo Canal, just south of President Street and west of Truman Parkway.  Recent dry conditions have allowed crews to make progress in this area.

Construction continues on the new reinforced concrete Bilbo Canal walls.  Crews have begun the eastern canal wall and are currently pouring a section of the concrete wall.  The crane crews driving sheet piles for the canal wall trench shoring and H-piles for the concrete canal wall foundation have used extreme caution and coordinated with Georgia Power since this work is adjacent to high voltage transmission lines. 

Sewer and Water utility crews should be mobilizing back to the site to continue installing lines on the far east end of the project (east of Truman Parkway) in the next few weeks.

The next step in the project, while casings are jack and bored, Bilbo Canal constructed, and surcharge material is allowed to sit and consolidate underlying poor soils, is connecting new sewer mains to existing mains on Randolph Street just south of President Street.  This work is currently being planned for.