11/20/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

Happy Almost Thanksgivings from Water St! Progress continues around the project and we are in the final stages of preparations for our next big concrete pour.  We are scheduled to pour an expansion joint, a closure pour, a cap beam and a trestle footing Tuesday before the holiday. Getting these pours complete and cured is the final step before we can make our next south fence move.  The south construction fence should be moving the Monday or Tuesday to roughly 1418 Water St.

We are also excited to announce that we are going to be able to temporarily reopen through pedestrian access.  Starting Wednesday 11/22/17 through pedestrian access will be restored.

As mentioned previously, due to construction activities, through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until activities allow through pedestrian access to reopen:

  • Addresses 1508 Water St. and above (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the north
  • Addresses 1462 and below should be accessible from the south.

Water St. is currently closed for through vehicle and pedestrian access.  (Pedestrian through access will be temporarily reopened Wednesday 11/22/17).

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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11/13/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

The Utilities are Coming!  We had another week of good progress on Water St. and with the snow not materializing we have been making the most of our time.  The concrete trestle panels we have installed over the last month prepared us for another round of utility install and this afternoon we started bring insulated water pipe to site.  Later this week we will start welding and installation of more of the permanent water system.

Along with the utility work, we have continued with removal of existing trestle, removing another 19 feet of old bridge.  We are also forming/placing concrete and are excited to get our 24” drill back on site to start drilling rock sockets again.

While the weather isn’t forecast to be as cold as it was last week we still suggest leaving a faucet running on cold nights to avoid for frozen pipes.

As mentioned previously, due to construction activities, through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until activities allow through pedestrian access to reopen:

  • Addresses 1508 Water St. and above (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the north
  • Addresses 1462 and below should be accessible from the south.

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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11/6/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

Making Progress Before the Snow Arrives!  With snow and cold temperatures forecast for next week we have been making the most of our time before the winter weather arrives.  In the last two weeks we have installed two more sections of structural steel and a total of 9 concrete trestle panels creating. That adds more than 50 feet of new trestle!

Along with the trestle panel placement we have been busy casting concrete footings, walls, sidewalks and curbs.  On the north end of the project we have continued removing existing trestle sections and drilling 24” rock socket, we got another 3 drilled.

FYI, as temperatures start to drop below freezing, leaving a faucet running over night can help avoid frozen pipes.

As mentioned previously, due to construction activities, through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until activities allow through pedestrian access to reopen:

  • Addresses 1508 Water St. and above (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the north
  • Addresses 1462 and below should be accessible from the south.

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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10/23/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

Moving Forward in the Rain! It has been a wet one today but that hasn’t slowed down progress on Water St. The trestle panels that were placed last week were tensioned and grouted over the weekend and we are back to pouring concrete.  We placed another 20 yards of concrete in the cap beam and footings and once that is cured we will be back to setting steel and launching concrete trestle panels.

Along with the activities on the south end of the project, 24” rock sockets continue to be drilled on the north and within the next week we will be back to removing existing trestle panels.

As mentioned previously, due to construction activities, through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until activities allow through pedestrian access to reopen:

  • Addresses 1508 Water St. and above (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the north
  • Addresses 1462 and below should be accessible from the south.

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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10/16/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

5 More Concrete Trestle Panels Are Onsite!  After setting the steel columns and beams last week we started the process of bring concrete trestle panels to site and over the last week we have placed 4 panels and have a 5 panel ready to place Tuesday morning.  Once we have the 5th panel set we will install the tensioning bars, tension the bars and bring the 6th and final panel of this cycle.

Along with launching trestle panels rock socket drilling continues and in the last week we have drilled another 3 soldier pile sockets.  In addition to these activities we have also continued casting footings and solider pile wall and placed another 30 cubic yards of concrete.

As mentioned last week, due to construction activities, through pedestrian access is currently blocked.  Until activities allow through pedestrian access to reopen:

  • Addresses 1508 Water St. and above (including 200 Wiley St) should be accessed from the north
  • Addresses 1462 and below should be accessible from the south.

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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10/9/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

We Are Flying Steel!  Late in the day today we finished placing our second 32 foot steel edge beam and along with the two steel columns we placed this morning we are now ready to launch our next 6 concrete trestle panels.  If work continues to progress as planned, we should have another 36 feet of trestle built by the end of the week!

Along with setting steel and concrete panels on the south end of the project, drilling of 24” rock sockets has continued on the north end of the project and work continues on forming/reinforcing concrete footings.

As work continues to progress on the north end of the project we are approaching the first points where through pedestrian access will be limited.  As construction activities progress past 1462 Water St, through pedestrian access will be blocked.  While access is blocked, addresses 1508 Water St. and above (including 200 Wiley St) will be accessible from the north and addresses 1462 and below will be accessible from the south.

Water St. remains closed for through vehicle access but is CURRENTLY open for pedestrian through access along the work zone.  Addresses 1442 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1426 Water St. and below can most easily be accessed from the south.

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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10/2/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

The Last Ship Has Sailed!  The last cruise ship departed Ketchikan on Saturday to wrap up the summer season.  Ketchikan had over 1,000,000 visitors in 2017 and the Water St. team is happy to report that we were able to keep pedestrian access open all summer with no issues or injuries.

Overall we had an extremely productive week. We finished placing and tensioning a set of trestle panels, poured 32 yards of concrete in trestle footings and are excited to have our 24” rock socket drill back onsite and drilling.

Water St. remains closed for through vehicle access but is open for pedestrian through access along the work zone.  Addresses 1442 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1426 Water St. and below can most easily be accessed from the south.

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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