Progress Update - September 30, 2016

Rainy weather conditions have closed out the month of September on the project. The newly installed step-pools within the stream helped to increase the time stormwater runoff is retained on-site as well as slow the velocity of the stormwater.

Friday morning view of the step pools in the project's stream restoration segment 1 after experiencing several inches of rainfall in the last few days

Friday morning view of the step pools in the project's stream restoration segment 1 after experiencing several inches of rainfall in the last few days

Although the wet weather has slowed construction activities the last few days, progress was made this month on the new retaining wall on the east side of the project. There is one concrete placement for the wall remaining. Once completed and cured, crews will stain the wall a reddish-brown color to mimic the salvaged storm utilized elsewhere in the project. Form work was removed from some of the first sections of the wall placed, revealing the stone and masonry pattern of the newly placed wall.

Additionally, work began on the new lighting structures for the trail. Construction crews installed over half of the foundations for the new light poles. Once the foundations are all in the ground, conduit and wire will be trenched underground for future powering of the lights. The new light poles are cast iron with a Phillips MetroScape fixture and an LED lighting source.