Informal Meeting: The Project Manager, Tony Krauss, is usually available for questions at the north end of the excavation on Bull Creek Road at 5:30 p.m. most Tuesdays, including Tuesday, August 16. If you come, please stay out of the barricaded area.
Status of Box Culvert on Bull Creek Rd: The contractor continues to install the two 7 by 4 foot box culverts on Bull Creek Road. Construction was at the White Rock intersection on August 15, and it is likely to take most of the week to get through the intersection. Progress may be a little faster in the block north of White Rock. The contractor may reach the White Horse intersection in early September.
For installation of the box culvert, about 400 feet of Bull Creek Road is completely closed to traffic on a 24-hour basis. The progress depends on the amount of rock and the conflicting utility lines. The closure cannot be reopened at night for safety reasons.
Bull Creek Road, the block between RM 2222 and White Rock: The contractor will need to return to this block to continue working in the tributary and to install new water and wastewater service lines. These are pipes that connect the main line in the street to the property line. The work in the tributary is likely to start the week of August 22, and the work on the service lines the following week. Installing the service lines is much faster than installing the storm drain line. Lanes may be closed by each house as the work progresses, but driveways should not be blocked for more than a day or so and one lane on the road should be open.
White Horse Trail: The contractor may reach the intersection of Bull Creek Road and White Horse Trail in early September. From there, the contractor will need to cross the intersection and then head eastward with the two 7 by 4 foot box culverts. These culverts need to be installed for a short section on White Horse Trail between Bull Creek Road and the tributary. The contractor also needs to install a 36-inch storm drain pipe down White Horse Trail between Nasco and Wynona.
Bull Creek Rd, the block between Shoal Creek Blvd and RM 2222: The contractor has not gotten formal approval from the City to begin work on the new water main and water service lines. This approval should come soon. The work is likely still a few weeks away. Once construction starts on the water line, it will probably take at least a month before the contractor can begin reconstructing the street. Before the end of the project, a final overlay will be applied to the pavement.
Intersection of Bull Creek Rd and RM 2222: The contractor will be laying the box culvert across this intersection with an open cut excavation as originally planned. The work will take place on weekends, and the whole intersection will be closed. It will take at least six weekends to complete. This work is likely to start once the contractor finishes installing the two box culverts, near the middle or end of September.
Bullard Dr: It will likely be another few weeks before we can reopen the street. The delay is due to additional testing that the City is requiring on all storm drain projects.
Greenbelt near Shoal Creek Blvd and Bull Creek Rd: The work in the greenbelt is almost complete. A hand-rail still needs to be installed.
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The main contacts for this project are:
Jim Evans, Construction Inspector
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Tony Krauss, Project Manager
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Greg Weems, Inspection Supervisor
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Watershed Protection Department
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