INFORMATION

Project Updates:

July 23, 2010

The Contractor is installing fire protection and domestic water services for the hospital. Drainage structure DI-182 is complete with the exception of the top and has been backfilled. Recent rains had some impact on the progress of work being done. Various locations on-site had topsoil previously placed and were seeded and matted. Grading for sidewalk was performed between Waples Avenue and Dover Street along the west side of Governors Avenue. Plans are being made for work at the Wyoming Road intersection.


June 28, 2010

The Contractor is installing water services for residential and businesses off of the new water main between Waples Ave. and Dover St. Details for cast-in-place drainage structures at DI-182 and DI-183 were provided to the Contractor in order to provide necessary drainage tie-ins to existing 60" and 48" drainage lines. Prices are being negotiated with the Contractor for this work due to the large area of excavation and size of the structures. Direction has also been given regarding the proposed roadbox at Wyoming Avenue and S. Governors Avenue, eliminating the need for a full depth box out.


May 24, 2010

The Contractor placed surface hot-mix in several business entrances between Webbs Avenue and Wyoming Avenue. Base hot-mix was also placed in the northbound shoulder between Wyoming Avenue and Waples Avenue where the road was widened. Sidewalk has been poured between these same project limits. Installation of pedestals for dry utilities was done between north of Waples Street and south of Dover Street. The Contractor continued placing topsoil in various locations from Webbs Avenue to Wyoming Avenue.


April 26, 2010

Sidewalk is being installed between Wyoming Avenue and Waples Avenue. Driveways are being prepared for the upcoming milling and paving operations between Puncheon Run Bridge and Webbs Lane. Profile milling was conducted between these same limits. The Contractor began placing curb & gutter at Lynnhaven Drive to tie this road into Governors Avenue. Installation of conduit for dry utilities is under way between Dover Street and South Street.


March 29, 2010

The Contractor installed storm drain from Dover Street to Hope Street. Directional boring work is complete, and the Contractor is currently tying it into the new water main. Curb and gutter is being installed between Wyoming and Waples Ave.


February 22, 2010

The Contractor continued installation of 12" waterline between Bayhealth Hospital and Water Street. Drainage Inlet 149 was formed and poured this week.


January 25, 2010

The Contractor continued installation of 12" waterline between Hope Street and South Street Sidewalk and Curb & Gutter were installed at various locations between Wyoming Avenue and Webbs Lane.


August 4, 2009

On Saturday, August 1, the contractor placed hot mix on the north and south approaches to the Puncheon Run bridge. Paving of the approaches to the bridge is to be completed, temporary striping placed, and the roadway reopened to traffic by Tuesday, August 4. While the road will be open, traffic restrictions will be necessary as the remaining work in Phase 1 gets finished. North of the bridge, utility installation continues towards Wyoming Avenue.


July 21, 2009

The project is on track for the reopening of the bridge by the end of July. Brick fascia work at the bridge should be completed this week. Fill placement on the north side of the bridge is underway. Base hot-mix placement on the south side of the bridge and on Southbee Drive is in progress. Preparations are underway for placement of a few missing curb sections south of the bridge and new sidewalk. The City of Dover is placing light pole bases which will allow the contractor to run lighting conduit for the new street lights. Sample cores were taken at the Webbs Lane intersection to determine whether full reconstruction is needed. Drainage work continues north of the bridge on the east side of South Governors Avenue.


July 7, 2009

DelDOT is targeting the reopening of the bridge and the road for the end of July. More specifics will be posted as work continues.

The retaining wall #1 and the parapet at the wall are nearly complete. Brick fascia work at the bridge and wingwalls is continuing. Fill and stone for the new roadway are in place on the south side approach to the bridge. They should be placed on the north side of the bridge this week.

Curb work and new signal construction at the Webbs Lane intersection continues. Crews are beginning drainage on the east side of South Governors Avenue.


June 23, 2009

Work is continuing on a section of the retaining wall where a utility pole is in conflict. Parapet work continues on a retaining wall. Brickwork is underway at the bridge. Despite the weather, a curb was poured last week along the east side of the road south of the bridge. Additional curb work will continue this week. Grading is underway for property tie-ins and sidewalk. Water service tie-ins are being completed between Puncheon Run and Wyoming Avenue.

All aerial utilities should be switched over and buried underground within a couple of weeks.


June 16, 2009

A utility pole remains in conflict with a retaining wall being placed on South Governors Avenue. Crews are working around the problem until the pole is removed, which can only be done after the concrete footer and wall are poured. Brick work has begun at the new bridge. Additional curb work is scheduled south of the bridge. Construction crews will also begin grading for property tie-ins and sidewalks. Tie-ins of water service continue between Wyoming Avenue and the Puncheon Run. Drainage work is ongoing on the west side of Governors Avenue, and will continue onto Wyoming Avenue.


May 27, 2009

Concrete has been poured and the bridge deck, as well as the approach slabs, are curing. The sidewalk across the bridge has been poured. Work to form and pour the parapets and at the retaining walls continues.

Very soon, the contractor will begin placing fill to bring the roadway up to the proper elevation, to allow a tie-in to the new bridge.

Stone placement and the roadbox south of the Puncheon Run are nearly complete and curb construction is imminent.

Water service tie-ins between the Puncheon Run and Wyoming Avenue are being made, while drainage work on the west side of South Governors Avenue, north of the bridge, continues.


May 18, 2009

The bridge deck pour has been successfully. Crews worked on pouring the approach slabs last week. Once the approach slabs are completed, the Contractor will begin work to bring the new roadway up to the proper elevation to tie-in to the bridge. The Contractor continues work for the "box-out" of shoulder areas south of the bridge, and curb crews will soon begin work as well. Water main installation at the S. Governors Avenue and Wyoming Avenue intersection will continue this week, and the Contractor has begun drainage work north of Puncheon Run.


May 8, 2009

Work continues to pour the bridge deck, however the weather has not been as cooperative as is needed. Work on the approach slabs will begin after the deck has been poured.

Sanitary sewer repairs south of the bridge have been completed. Water mains are being installed.

The contractor will begin drainage work north of the Puncheon Run this week. The contractor is also continuing to box-out of shoulder areas on the west side of South Governors Avenue.

The next scheduled South Governors Avenue Working Group meeting will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2009.


April 7, 2009

Work continues on the retaining walls at the bridge, while crews prepare to form and place rebar for the new deck. With drainage tie-ins at Webbs Lane completed, the contractor is focusing on drainage work south of the bridge (which should be completed within the next two weeks). Final tie-ins for underground utilities south of the bridge are also underway.

An agreement has been reached with the contractor to allow the former concrete roadway to remain in place, in lieu of removal and backfill on the approaches to the Puncheon Run Bridge. This is important as the new roadway profile will be raised several feet (per plan) to tie-in to the new bridge.

The next scheduled South Governors Avenue Working Group Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14


March 31, 2009

While construction continues on the bridge retaining walls, the contractor is prepping for rebar work on the new deck. The drainage tie-ins at Webbs Lane have been completed, with all drainage south of the bridge anticipated for completion within the next two weeks. Final tie-ins for the underground utilities south of the bridge are also underway. Once drainage work and tie-ins are fully complete south of the bridge, new road box construction can begin. Daisy Construction is also making a push to proceed north of the bridge with underground work.


March 17, 2009

Construction continues on forming, placing rebar, and pouring retaining walls at the bridge over Puncheon Run. Work is progressing on the placement of channel bed fill in the river, utilizing stream diversions. The bridge subcontractor plans to set the first pre-cast beams this week. Simultaneously, Daisy is tying in drainage to Webb's Lane. Water service tie-ins south of the bridge should be complete this week, allowing for the abandonment of the old water main. Once this occurs, final tie-ins for the underground utilities south of the bridge will take place. As much of their new underground facilities are in place, Verizon has started removing old aerial line south of the bridge. A Utility Coordination Meeting is scheduled for March 17 to insure Daisy has addressed everything each utility company needs to complete their relocations (from aerial to underground locations.).


March 10, 2009

At the bridge, work continues on the north abutment and on retaining walls. The bridge subcontractor plans to set precast beams within the next few weeks. Now that the weather has cleared, Daisy Construction has resumed drainage installation and water service tie-ins south of the bridge.


March 4, 2009

At the bridge, work continues on the north abutment and on retaining walls. Simultaneously, we are installing riprap and streambed material. The contractor had planned on continuing drainage installation and water service tie-ins south of the bridge this week. However, recent winter weather has delayed this work. Next Tuesday, March 10, the Governors Avenue Construction Working Group will convene for its monthly meeting.


February 24, 2009

At the bridge, work continues on the north abutment and on retaining walls. Daisy Construction continues drainage installation and water service tie-ins south of the bridge. Beginning mid-week, crews are planning to abandon the old water line south of the bridge, and will cap the old line at the Webbs Lane intersection. This work should extend into next week. In addition, Daisy's sub-contractor will install cured-in-place pipelining of the City's sewer line between Webbs Lane and the bridge, eliminating the full removal and replacement of approximately 800 linear feet of sewer noted on the original plans.


February 17, 2009

There are no changes to the project managers' report from last week (At the bridge, work continues on the north abutment and on retaining walls. The contractor continues drainage installation and water service tie-ins south of the bridge and water main installation north of the bridge. Bridge completion remains on schedule for late spring/early summer 2009.)


February 10, 2009

South Governors Avenue Project: At the bridge, work continues on the north abutment and on retaining walls. The contractor continues drainage installation and water service tie-ins south of the bridge and water main installation north of the bridge. Recent cold weather has given us a few set-backs.  Bridge completion remains on schedule for late spring/early summer 2009.


February 3, 2009

At the bridge, work continues on the north abutment and on retaining walls. The contractor continues drainage installation and water service tie-ins south of the bridge, and water main installation north of the bridge. Cold weather continues to slow work on the project.


January 27, 2009

At the bridge, work continues on the north abutment and on retaining walls. The contractor continues drainage installation and water service tie-ins south of the bridge, and water main installation north of the bridge. Recent cold weather has hampered work. Our next scheduled Construction Working Group Meeting is set for Tuesday, February 10, 2009.


January 20, 2009

No major changes since last week. At the bridge, work continues on retaining walls. The contractor continues drainage installation on the west side of South Governors Avenue, south of the bridge. They will perform water main service tie-ins between Puncheon Run and Webbs Lane over the next week or so, scheduling in advance with businesses and residents. The frozen ground may cause delays for digging at the tie-in, as there is currently an 8-inch frost line to clear and replace with good soil. Once the service tie-ins are complete and the old water line is retired, drainage installation can continue on the east side of South Governors Avenue (and the dry utility tie-in to Webbs Lane can occur.) Water main installation is progressing north of Puncheon Run towards Wyoming Ave.


January 13, 2009

At the bridge, work continues on retaining walls. The contractor continues drainage installation on the west side of South Governors Avenue, south of the bridge. The contractor will conduct water main service tie-ins between Puncheon Run and Webb's Lane over the next week or so, scheduling in advance with businesses and residents. Once the service tie-ins are complete and the old water line is retired, drainage installation can continue on the east side of South Governors Avenue. Dry utility tie-in to Webb's Lane can also occur. Water main installation is progressing north of Puncheon Run towards Wyoming Avenue.


January 5, 2009

At the bridge, work continues on the retaining walls at the south side. The footing for the north abutment has been poured, and preparations are under way to begin work on the retaining walls. Also, streambed materials are being placed within the area of sheeting. The contractor continues drainage installation on the west side of South Governors Avenue, south of the bridge. In addition, they are test pitting the water main tie-in locations between Puncheon Run and Webb's Lane. This will allow the process to continue as materials can be acquired and the service tie-ins can be coordinated with the City and the various property owners.


December 9, 2008

At the bridge, work continues on forming retaining walls and placing rebar on the south side. The pouring of Retaining Walls 2 and 3, adjacent to the south abutment, is scheduled for this week. On the north side of the bridge, driving of test piles and production piles is underway. Daisy Construction continues with the sewer relocation just south of the bridge, and drainage installation between Puncheon Run and Webbs Lane. As soon as bacteria testing on the new main is complete, service tie-ins south of the bridge will begin. Next week, the contractor plans to start work on the water main installation north of the bridge.


December 2, 2008

At the bridge, work continues on forming retaining walls on the south side. Pouring of the footers for retaining walls is tentatively scheduled for late this week. On the north side of the bridge, the coarse aggregate has been placed, and test piles and production piles are set for later this week. The Contractor is working on the sewer relocation just south of the bridge and on drainage installation between Puncheon Run and Webbs Lane. The water main tie-in at Webbs Lane is complete, with bacteria testing underway on the new main (prior to service tie-ins south of the bridge).

The Project remains on-schedule, with the bridge anticipated to open late spring/early summer 2009.


November 17, 2008

At the bridge, work continues on forming retaining walls on the south side. Demolition and excavation for the new structure on the north side is under way, and placement of the coarse aggregate is scheduled for later this week. The Contractor plans on driving test and production piles next week, and has started the sewer relocation just south of the bridge. Drainage installation continues between Puncheon Run and Webbs Lane. The water main tie-in at Webbs Lane is complete; the drainage and dry utility tie-ins remain to be completed.


November 12, 2008

Preparation has begun for footings of retaining walls at the south side of the Puncheon Run River bridge. Sheeting and stream diversion has been reconfigured to allow for demolition of the existing structure, and excavation of the new structure on the north side of Puncheon Run. The Verizon phone company continues to pull line through the new conduit runs and splicing new lines between the bridge and Webbs Lane. Comcast utilities and the City of Dover will soon begin pulling new lines. The Contractor is preparing to start a sewer relocation just south of the bridge due to a drainage conflict. Daytime lane closures to allow for utility tie-ins and drainage work at the Webbs Lane and S. Governors Ave. intersection will begin on November 11, and last for about three weeks.


November 3, 2008

Work continues on the south abutment wall and wing walls at the bridge over Puncheon Run. Pedestals are being set for the dry utility conduits (electric, cable, phone). Verizon has started pulling line through the new conduit runs between the bridge and Webbs Lane. Water line work continues; as new sections are tested and approved, they are being activated. Drainage pipe and inlets are also being installed starting at the Puncheon Run and working towards the south.