5/21/18 Weekly Update

The Sidewalks Are Coming! Last week poured out over 100 feet of bridge curb and sidewalks! We also flew in our next set of structural steel and precast deck panels, which added over 36 feet of bridge! We also continued to prep for 24” rock socket drilling on the north end of the project, and began setting up formwork for the final section of stubwall.

This week we are planning to post tension the panels that were placed at the end of last week, install utility conduits behind the soldier pile wall, and begin back filling two sections of soldier pile wall. We are also going to finish installing temporary shoring and begin our next 24” rock socket drilling cycle.

Due to construction activities through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until it can be reopened as construction activities allow:

  • Addresses 1528 Water St. and below (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the south
  • Addresses 1600 and above should be accessed from the north.

Water St. is currently closed for through vehicle and pedestrian access.

If you have questions or concerns related to the Water St. project please contact KTNWaterSt@dawson.com and as always, project information can be found at https://waterstreettrestle.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/WaterStreetTrestle/

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5/14/18 Weekly Update

The Panels Are Flying In On Water Street! Last week we placed and post-tensioned our next series of precast panels, which added another 30 feet of bridge. This leaves only 7 more launch cycles to go! We also formed and poured two column footings and a section of cap beam, chipped out rock in the next set of column footings, and continued to prep for 24” rock socket drilling.

The plan for this week is to continue prepping for 24” rock socket drilling on the north end of the project, begin forming our next set of column footings, and form and pour approximately 120 feet of both sidewalk and bridge curb. To cap off the week we are planning on flying out our next set of structural steel and precast panels, which will add another 36 feet to the bridge!

Due to construction activities through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until it can be reopened as construction activities allow:

  • Addresses 1528 Water St. and below (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the south
  • Addresses 1600 and above should be accessed from the north.

Water St. is currently closed for through vehicle and pedestrian access.

If you have questions or concerns related to the Water St. project please contact KTNWaterSt@dawson.com and as always, project information can be found at https://waterstreettrestle.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/WaterStreetTrestle/

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5/7/2018 Weekly Update

The Tourists Are Coming! Last week the first cruise ships of the season began arriving in Ketchikan, just in time to see us pour out a section of soldier pile wall and pair of column footings, drill and set rock anchors in the next set of column footings, and fly in our next section of structural steel. If they looked a bit closer they would have also seen us continuing soldier pile prep work on the north end of the existing trestle, as well as the beginning stages of the next section of soldier pile wall cap beam taking shape.

This week we are planning fly in and post tensioning our next set of precast panels, continuing excavation and rock prep for our next set of column footings, and pour the next section of cap beam and pair of column footings. We will also continue to rock prep for 24” rock socket drilling, which we anticipate resuming sometime next week.

Due to construction activities through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until it can be reopened as construction activities allow:

  • Addresses 1528 Water St. and below (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the south
  • Addresses 1600 and above should be accessed from the north.

Water St. is currently closed for through vehicle and pedestrian access.

If you have questions or concerns related to the Water St. project please contact KTNWaterSt@dawson.com and as always, project information can be found at https://waterstreettrestle.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/WaterStreetTrestle/

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4/30/18 Weekly Update

The End (Of The Existing Trestle) Is In Sight! Last week we wrapped our latest round of trestle demolition, in which we removed approximately 80 feet of bridge. This leaves us with only six more spans to go! In addition to this we chipped out rock for a sewer structure, formed and poured our next section of cap beam, backfilled a section of soldier pile wall; and performed a closure pour, which ties the newest section of precast panels into the permanent bridge structure.

This week we are planning to continue rock prep for the 24” rock socket drilling operation, chip out rock for our next series of column footings, pour a section of soldier pile wall, and continue installing storm sewer pipe under the new trestle. We are also planning to finish pouring concrete into the curb and sidewalks portions of the expansion joints that we’ve installed in the new trestle.

Due to construction activities through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until it can be reopened as construction activities allow:

  • Addresses 1528 Water St. and below (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the south
  • Addresses 1600 and above should be accessed from the north.

Water St. is currently closed for through vehicle and pedestrian access.

If you have questions or concerns related to the Water St. project please contact KTNWaterSt@dawson.com and as always, project information can be found at https://waterstreettrestle.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/WaterStreetTrestle/

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4/23/18 Weekly Update

The Fences Have Moved! We’ve opened almost 100 feet of bridge last week to the public on the south end of the project, with another fence move set for later this week! In addition to this we launched another set of structural steel and precast concrete panels, formed and placed reinforcing steel in our next pair of column footings and cap beam, poured another section of soldier pile wall, and removed two sections of existing trestle. There are currently only eight out of fifty-three spans of existing trestle left to remove!

This week we are planning to finish the current demolition cycle on the north end, begin backfilling soldier pile wall on the south end, and place concrete in the two column footings and section of cap beam that we formed up last week. We also plan to continue installing storm sewer pipes, and begin soldier pile drilling prep work.

Due to construction activities through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until it can be reopened as construction activities allow:

  • Addresses 1528 Water St. and below (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the south
  • Addresses 1600 and above should be accessed from the north.

Water St. is currently closed for through vehicle and pedestrian access.

If you have questions or concerns related to the Water St. project please contact KTNWaterSt@dawson.com and as always, project information can be found at https://waterstreettrestle.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/WaterStreetTrestle/

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4/16/18 Weekly Update

We Are Witling Away At Our Piling Inventory! This week we set and cast eight soldier piles in concrete, which leaves only 12 out of 68 pilings to go!  In addition to this we continued rock prep for our next set of column footings, continued forming and setting rebar in the next section of soldier pile wall, and poured another expansion joint on the south end.

We are planning on launching our next section of structural steel and precast panels this week, as well as form and pour our next section of soldier pile wall. We also plan on drilling our next set of column footing anchors, begin backfilling finished sections of the soldier pile wall, and start our next demolition cycle.

We also plan on moving the fences on the south end this week, which will open up almost 100 feet of trestle!

Due to construction activities through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until it can be reopened as construction activities allow:

  • Addresses 1528 Water St. and below (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the south
  • Addresses 1600 and above should be accessed from the north.

Water St. is currently closed for through vehicle and pedestrian access.

If you have questions or concerns related to the Water St. project please contact KTNWaterSt@dawson.com and as always, project information can be found at https://waterstreettrestle.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/WaterStreetTrestle/

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4/9/18 Weekly Update

The Drill Is Rocking On! We finished our current 24” rock socket drilling cycle, where we drilled out a run of eight sockets. This leaves only 11 out of 68 sockets left to drill! We also formed and poured three column footings and a section of cap beam, poured a driveway approach, and began drilling rock anchors in our next two column footings.

This week we plan to finish forming and pouring another expansion joint on the new trestle, continue excavating rock for column footings, and set H-piles in the rock sockets that we drilled out this week. In addition to this we are planning to start forming the next section of soldier pile wall, and drill and grout another set of column footing anchors.

Due to construction activities through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until it can be reopened as construction activities allow:

  • Addresses 1508 Water St. and below (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the south
  • Addresses 1528 and above should be accessed from the north. 

Water St. is currently closed for through vehicle and pedestrian access.

If you have questions or concerns related to the Water St. project please contact KTNWaterSt@dawson.com and as always, project information can be found at https://waterstreettrestle.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/WaterStreetTrestle/

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