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South Midland crews have completed installation of the anchors for the wire mesh rockfall protection. Additional mesh and netting will also be installed for additional rockfall protection in some steep areas.
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South Midland crews have completed installation of the anchors for the wire mesh rockfall protection. In locations where soil nail walls are installed in steep cut slopes, mesh and netting will also be installed for additional rockfall protection. Next week, South Midland project crews will begin uphill soil nail wall work which will add stability to the soil.
The soil nail walls reinforce the soil and provide stability to the steep soil slope with bars (nails) installed into deep, pre-drilled holes. Then shotcrete (concrete technique) is applied to the face, to grout the reinforcing nails.
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IRRIGATION WORK & NEW WATER MAIN
Crews are making good progress on the irrigation ditch line that will extend under Three Mile Road. Gould Construction is also anticipating starting water line work this week along South Midland within the proposed roundabout area and at the Three Mile creek crossing. Crews will be replacing the existing 12” water main line with a new 18” line.
This improvement is an important conveyance upgrade for the longevity of infrastructure in South Midland and with help the City ensure quality water service. The upsized line will increase capacity for meeting water service needs and adds conveyance capacity for firefighting capabilities. This line will later be connected into a new water storage tank in Cardiff.
SAFETY REMINDER Do not attempt to pass stopped school buses. Watch carefully for children near the school bus and children crossing the roadway before proceeding.
Work hours continue to be weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and crews may be working in multiple locations throughout the corridor. Motorists should plan extra travel time on Midland Ave. and connecting roads. In efforts to minimize impacts to the traveling public regular, ongoing alternating single-lane closures are permitted on Midland Ave.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Wednesdays between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Weekdays before 7 a.m. and after 6 p.m.; Weekends anytime as approved by the City and during peak times with prior City approval.
COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS COALITION
We want YOU to join the South Midland CCC! Part information ambassadors, part spirit squad – the South Midland CCC is a resident work group that will meet regularly with the project construction team for earnest conversations about project progress, impacts and a behind the scenes look into construction activities. To participate, contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-618-5379.
PROJECT INFORMATION | INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL PROYECTO
Phone (call or text) | Teléfono (llamar o por texto): 970-618-5379
Webpage | Sitio web: cogs.us/SouthMidland