The contractor continued to poured curbs and auger signal and light pole bases.
Concrete roadway paving continued from California to Hewitt and the east side of Hewitt to Wall. The effort to lower conduit was completed, which allowed the contractor to grade the Hewitt intersection, readying it for concrete paving. On the west side of the street, from Everett to California, the contractor finished demolishing sidewalks and existing electrical foundations and conduit. Waterline work continued, and services began to be transferred.
Wall Street was closed during waterline installation across Wall. Conditions under the pavement required more work than anticipated to install the waterline. Once across and the void filled, Wall will be reopened.
The contractor will finish laying a base course and pour sidewalks.
The contractor will complete grading of the Hewitt intersection and ready it for concrete paving. Concrete roadway paving will continue next week from California to Hewitt, weather dependent. On the west side of the street, from Everett to California (as well as the center planter), electrical foundations and conduit and irrigation will go in. The contractor will also pour curbs. Waterline work will involve transferring the remaining services and tying into the system at Wall and Pacific.
Wall Street will be closed while the waterline is being installed across Wall. Once across, Wall will be reopened.
The Phase 2 waterline work continues and will be ongoing. Rucker will remain in an open-to-local-access only but closed to through traffic for the foreseeable future.
The Hewitt/Rucker intersection will remain closed until the completion of Phase 1 work, sometime this fall. A pedestrian detour route will be available through the area. Vehicular access on Rucker Avenue between Hewitt and Wall will also remain open, including turnaround space at the top (north end) of the roadway. A flagger will be present at the Hewitt/Rucker intersection at all times. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction from Pacific to Wall; restricted to local business/residential access only from Wall to Hewitt. No through traffic will be allowed. The signed detour that has been in place will remain.
During the waterline work, there will be intermittent loss of water service for several hours at a time. The contractor will notify customers prior to service interruptions.
Future closures of the Rucker and Everett Avenue intersection will occur later in the project in support of the waterline work.
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The contract provides for an ADA compliant 6-foot protected and lighted pedestrian path, and any pedestrian detours will be signed. Pedestrians are discouraged from traveling in the work zone, but when necessary, the contractor is required to provide escorts during work hours.
Business entrances will always be accessible either via an existing sidewalk or a temporary asphalt sidewalk.
Project work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with possible evening work. Everett’s noise ordinance prohibits work between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. during the week and between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekends unless a variance has been issued.
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