Construction Update 8/30/13
Washington Avenue – Washington Avenue was opened to traffic on 8/30. Some restoration work will continue on the project through September 4th. Traffic disruptions during the restoration work should be minimal. During construction, a motorists drove on to some freshly poured concrete pavement on the northbound lanes of Washington near 35th Street. This damage is to be repaired by the contractor during the middle of September. Once the repair work begins, it is expected to take about a week to complete, weather permitting. There will be lanes closures when this repair occurs, however, traffic will be maintained in both directions.
24th Street from Lincoln Avenue to US-31 – 24th Street remains under construction. The project was originally scheduled for completion by August 23rd. Testing of the new water main has taken longer than expected and permitting with CSX Railroad’s main office in Jacksonville, Florida in order to perform a jack & bore underneath the railroad tracks at 24th Street & Lincoln Avenue has also taken longer than expected, both have contributed to the extension of the schedule. We are however appreciative of the local efforts made by CSX personnel to repave the crossing at Lincoln & 24th Street yesterday. Our asphalt subcontractor is scheduled to complete base course paving along 24th Street on Tuesday (9/3) and we are in discussions with the contractor to determine the schedule for final milling and paving along the full width and length of 24th Street. Final milling and paving could possibly occur on Saturday (9/7 - milling) and Sunday (9/8 - paving). The City generally refrains from Sunday work, however, we are considering it in this case in the interest of completing this project as soon as possible. The remaining work on 24th Street is weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change. Local two-way traffic along 24th Street will be maintained after the holiday, however, there will likely be delays, especially on Tuesday (9/3) so motorists are encouraged to please allow extra time in order to get to your destination on 24th Street.
Windmill Island Bridge – Work is nearing completion on upgrades to the Windmill Island Bridge. The new beams, deck and curbing are installed. Some additional shoring work is being performed over the next couple of days (with exception to the Holiday weekend) in order to stabilize the corners of the bridge abutments. New bridge railing is being fabricated and installation may begin next week. The new bridge is currently ready to support construction access so that repair work may begin on the Windmill.
2013 Street Resurfacing – Work is scheduled to begin on our resurfacing project in the middle of September. Resurfacing of Lincoln Avenue between 24th Street and 32nd Street is included with this project but will not begin until work on 24th Street is completed. There is some underground work planned for Lincoln Avenue and that will begin after 24th Street is completed. Once the underground work is complete we will resurface Lincoln Avenue. The following streets are also part of the 2013 Resurfacing Project. All resurfacing work is scheduled for completion by the end of October.
1. Washington Avenue – Regent Boulevard to Geurink Boulevard
2. E. 26th Street - East of Lincoln to Dead End
3. E. 24th Street - Central Ave. to State St.
4. W. 22nd Street - Pine Ave. to Michigan Ave.
5. W. 23rd Street - Maple Ave. to Pine Ave.
6. College Avenue - 25th St. to 26th St.
7. Cranberry Court - 48th St. to West Dead End
8. Regent Bouleard @ 48th Street Intersection