Completed during August 22-26
  • Continued laying storm drain pipe, working from State Street towards Parking Plaza North– 130 ft of trench excavated, new pipe laid down and backfilled
  • Continued excavation of dirt below street level in preparation for the new sub-base and asphalt top of the new streets—85% completed
  • Gas trench dug to connect First Street line to the main in the Central Parking Plaza
  • Exploratory digging around the two sewer manholes in the First & Main intersection
  • Begin trenching and laying of new electrical & irrigation lines along First Street
  • Tree stumps ground and removed (Friday)
Unexpected Finds
  • Several re-engineering solutions were required this week– impacting the work pace for two days. An old sewer manhole and grading elevations were the primary issues
  • Adding weekend work for the next two weeks will make-up for the two slow work days
Scheduled for August 27-September 2
  • Begin working Saturdays (and also Sunday this weekend) to keep project on schedule
  • Remove the two sewer manholes in the First & Main intersection and replace with new lower covers and cones
  • Remove existing concrete cap & install new fortified, deeper concrete cap on main water line
  • Finish grading and compacting of road bed in First and Main intersection
  • Begin installing Geo-fabric and base rock for the new road bed
  • Continue excavation of below grade dirt for street sub-base along First Street
  • Finish excavation of new storm drain trench and laying storm drain pipe, working from Safeway towards Parking Plaza North
  • Begin saw cutting First Street sidewalk from State Street to the North Plaza for irrigation & electrical lines
Traffic Update
  • Temporary lane closure on First Street between State and Parking Plaza North will continue with flaggers during work hours
  • Unrelated to the First Street Project– the intersection of State & Third Streets will be closed Sunday, Aug 28 for sandblasting from 6am-11pm
Outreach Updates
  • Annie’s Downtown Get Around Guide with driving routes & parking lots posted on the First Street Website