4/17/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

The Fences Have Moved!  As we have been mentioning for the last few weeks our construction fences shifted today to allow for additional work to the north or the project.  Our south construction fence is now at the Parnell St. stairs and our north fence is at 1454 Water St.  These fence moves will allow for continued process on both the soldier pile wall to the north and are trestle panel launches from the south.

Along with the fence move, activity continued throughout the project this week.  Another set of existing trestle panels was removed, two more footings were formed and utilities and backfilling continued around Parnell.

Water St remains closed for through vehicle access but is open for pedestrian through access along the work zone.  Addresses 1426 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1418.5 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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4/10/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

We have a Trestle!  We are very excited to announce that after months of planning and weeks of work we successfully launched our first 6 trestle panels.  Over the last week, 6 concrete trestle panels were brought to site, offloaded and “launched” onto the structural steel frame.  While we have a long way to go (we have launched 6 of 114) we have proved that our methods work and that we have the means to keep moving forward.

As mentioned last week, we are planning to move our construction fences north on 4/17/17.  The south fence will be moved from 1312 Water St. to the base of the Base of the Parnell Street stairs and the north fence will be moved from 1446 Water St. to 1454 Water St

Water St remains closed for through vehicle access but is open for pedestrian through access along the east of the project.  Addresses 1418 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1412 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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4/3/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

We have a Launcher!  With another snow free week progress has continued on Water St.  After placing the first steel edge beam last week we were able to pour the south trestle concrete slab and continue utility work north of the abutment.  Now that the concrete slab has been placed, backfilling has resumed south of the abutment and once complete we will be able to move our “Panel Launcher” into place.  The launcher is a steel lifting frame that we will use to lift and place the 114 concrete panels that will make up the trestle.  If progress continues at the current rate we are expecting to have the first trestle panels installed this week.

As mentioned last week we are targeting mid-April for the next construction fence move.  Currently we are expecting this to take place sometime between 4/13 and 4/18 but an additional updated will be provided once the exact date is confirmed.

Water St remains closed for through vehicle access but is open for pedestrian through access along the east of the project.  Addresses 1418 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1412 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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3/27/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

The First Beam is in Place!  Another week of better weather let us keep making progress on Water St and our major accomplishment for this week was installing our first structural edge beam.  This edge beam will support the water side of the new trestle and is the last major activity before we start preparing for launching trestle panels over the next few weeks.   Along with launching our beams we have continued backing filling around Parnell St and preparing for drilling the next set of piles to the north.

Along with the upcoming work activities we are starting preparations for our next fence move. Mid-April the south construction fence will be moved from 1312 Water St. to the base of the Base of the Parnell Street stairs and the north fence will be moved from 1446 Water St. to 1454 Water St.  Through pedestrian access will remain along the east of the project adjacent to the work area.

Water St remains closed for through vehicle access but is open for pedestrian through access along the east of the project.  Addresses 1418 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1412 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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3/20/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

We Have Placed Piles in Holes! The never ending winter has finally broken and the weather is looking very spring like to start the week.  With the better weather we have finally been able to get back to full speed and in the last week we have finished drilling, set 4 retaining wall piles and encased them in concrete.  In addition to setting the first 4 piles we actually had two excavators running today!  The first excavator worked on the south end of the project placing backfill material and the second excavator worked on the north end chipping rock.

Water St remains closed for through vehicle access but is open for pedestrian through access along the east of the project.  Addresses 1418 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1412 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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3/13/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

The Snow is Melting!  After a snowy and cold week, Water St is finally thawing out and we are gearing back up. We stayed busy last week drilling 24” holes and working under the Gorge St. bridge but with the better weather we can finally get back to chipping rock and backfilling. Over the next week backfilling will continue and we are start preparation for setting trestle structural steel.

Water St remains closed for through vehicle access but is open for pedestrian through access along the east of the project.  Addresses 1418 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1412 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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3/6/17 Water St. Weekly Construction Update

We have Holes!  It wasn’t easy with the weather that Ketchikan has gotten over the last week but we have completed our first 3 “rock sockets”.  These rock sockets are 24” holes ~6-8’ deep that will form the structure of the soldier pile wall that runs along the east side of Water St.  Over the next few weeks several more holes will be drilled and steel piles will be set.

Just a friendly reminder, with cold weather projected over the next week to 10 days it is recommended that you leave a facet slightly open overnight to avoid pipes freezing.

Water St. remains closed for through vehicle access but is open for pedestrian through access along the east of the project.  Addresses 1418 Water St. and above can be most easily accessed from the north and address 1412 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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