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February 17, 2016 Update

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 9:19 AM by Saja Aures

The General McIntosh and President Street Improvement project is current in the surcharge consolidation settlement period.  As planned, this period of time in the project schedule results in the least amount of observable activity.  Although the project doesn’t appear as active during this period, this is a very critical time of surcharge monitoring.  A determination must be made as to when consolidation settlement has been obtained.  If surcharge is removed too soon, future significant settlement of the finished roadway and new utility lines may result. This period is predicted to take another month or two before consolidation settlement has been reached.

As areas on the majority of the project await consolidation settlement, one crew continues to install new utility lines through the newly bored casing underneath the railroad tracks and new Bilbo Canal on the south side of President Street, just west of the Truman Parkway.

The Bridge and Canal crew continue to drive pile and install reinforced concrete canal walls for the new Bilbo Canal on the south side of President Street.  This crew will finish up the canal walls on the south side of President Street this week, and will be moving to the north side of President Street  to begin these canal walls.  Fill material was placed on the north side of President Street to provide a temporary work area for the construction of the north canal walls.  Where this temporary fill was placed will ultimately be the new 90’ wide excavated Bilbo Canal.

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