The first concrete placement for the vertical section of the east retaining wall was completed on 9/01/16. Crews carefully installed formwork for the week prior to the concrete placement, including a specialty formliner that will allow the concrete wall to mimic existing stone and masonry retaining walls. Construction crews are scheduled for one concrete placement each of the next few weeks. Once all concrete is placed and given time to properly cure, the wall will be painted to match the existing and salvaged stones on the project site. The final color is still in the works using small "mock-up" walls so as to best match the color of existing stones.
The project has also begun demolishing and removing materials from the old Klingle Road off site. This work has been completed on the majority of areas just west of Connecticut Avenue and is beginning to move east of Connecticut Avenue. Public notices for this work have been sent out to the neighboring Woodley Park Towers Apartments and Kennedy-Warren Apartment Building to alert residents of potential noise from heavy construction equipment.