Bull Creek April 4, 2012Good afternoon!  Please find below the status of work for the Allandale Storm Drain Improvements. (Photo of Bull Creek south of RM 2222 taken on April 4.)

Completions Prior Week:

  • Cement-stabilized subgrade on west side of Bull Creek from Shoal Creek to RM 2222
  • 8 inch waterline (trunk line) on Nasco
  • Waterline tie-in at Wynona and White Horse on Saturday, March 31

Rain Days:    None

Upcoming:

Note:  No construction will occur on Friday, April 6, in observance of the Easter Holiday

Nasco

  • Completion of the water line on Nasco is continues this week from Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 5 and into next week through Tuesday, April 10.  Construction on the water line will require a full closure of Nasco from 2600 White Horse to 6411 Nasco.  The watermain is complete.  Services and tie-ins will be completed.
  • The completion of storm drain lines on Nasco is contingent on the activation of the new water line and service lines:  this requires testing, chlorinating, and joining the new system into the existing water system at White Horse and Cavileer.


Bull Creek  

The schedule below is projected as accurately as possible but, all dates are subject to change due to the nature of construction and weather. 

Curb and Gutter Replacement

  • In order to reconstruct the subgrade, curb and gutters will be replaced with new curb and gutters. To do this eighteen inches behind the existing curb will be removed.  If you have plants, shrubs or other landscaping items in an area two feet from the curb, we request that this material be removed the week before work begins on your block.  If the items remain in the area, they may be removed and discarded by the construction crew. Any irrigation systems/piping/sprinkler heads etc. within two feet should also be removed before the construction crew reaches your lot.  The forms for the curb could extend up to one to two feet behind the curb and the contractor will need some additional room to install the forms and work in the area.

The following work on Bull Creek will necessitate a full closure of the west side of the road between 2222 and White Horse until further notice.

  • Curb and gutter removal on the west side of Bull Creek between 2222 and White Horse will occur on Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3.
  • Cement slurry mix in the roadway will occur Monday, April 2.  The mix will be completed approximately 640 feet at a time.
  • Curb and gutter is scheduled to be poured on Bull Creek between 2222 and White Horse beginning Monday, April 2 and ending Thursday, April 4.
  • Driveways will be poured on the west side of Bull Creek between 2222 and White Horse beginning Wednesday, April 4 through Thursday, April 5.
  • Crews will prime the west half of Bull Creek between 2222 and White Horse on Monday, April 9.
  • Traffic will be switched from the east to the west side of Bull Creek between 2222 and White Horse on Tuesday, April 10.
  • Removal of Curbs and Gutters and driveways on the east side of Bull Creek between 2222 and White Horse will begin on Wednesday, April 11.
  • Crews will pour flowable cement on the curbs and gutters from Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 30 on the west side of Bull Creek between Shoal Creek and 2222.
  • Cement slurry mix in the roadway  on the west side of the road between Shoal Creek and 2222 will occur Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13.  The mix will be completed approximately 640 feet at a time.
  • The first 2” of asphalt was laid on the west side of Bull Creek between Shoal Creek and 2222 on Monday, April 2.
  • Plans to lay sod and complete landscaping on the west half of Bull Creek between Shoal Creek and 2222 will occur sometime in the near future.  The contractor is in the process of scheduling this work with the subcontractor.
  • Construction will raise castings beginning on Monday April 9 through Tuesday, April 17 on the west side of the road of Bull Creek between Shoal Creek and 2222.

Reconstruction of Bull Creek includes barricades placed at appropriate intervals.  This work will include milling of the asphalt on one half of the street at a time.   Removal of the curb & gutter and driveways will follow the milling operation.  Once the removal of the curbs & gutters and driveways is complete, subgrade work will begin, which includes preparing the soil underneath the pavement.  You should be aware that the machines doing this work will cause some vibration as the soil is compacted.

We will notify residents as we approach their block.  Once the west half of Bull Creek is milled, the remaining work on each block will take an additional 3-4 weeks, meaning work will progress at the pace of one block per month.  Letters with details about the construction will be hand delivered door to door to the residents on Bull Creek. Once again, please note that the schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

We ask again that all residents please obey traffic control signage during the construction and do not go around closures.  Failure to do so can result in traffic accidents, pushing cars or pedestrians into work zones or into trenches.  Bypassing the traffic controls endangers fellow residents and work crews.  If disregard of the traffic barricades continues, it will be necessary to ask APD to monitor the area and issue tickets to violators.  Please avoid parking your car in the work zone, as this may cause delay to the progress on the project.  Finally, please stay clear of the work zones and do not cross into the work zones.  These safeguards are established for your protection and the protection of the construction crew.  Again, safety of the citizens of Austin is our main concern, so we respectfully ask for your cooperation.

Finally, your trashcan will be moved behind the curb on the opposite side of the street during construction in your area.  If you’d like to make sure that you receive your same waste receptacle back, please label the receptacle with your street address. Crews will return the receptacle to your address at the end of the day of pickup.

Once again, thank you for working to help keep the children away from the construction area and equipment.  Information on the Allandale Storm Drain Improvements can always be found at http://www.austintexas.gov/stormdrains

As always, project construction contacts are:

Project Manager, Tony Krauss
512.974.7138
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Construction Inspector, Jim Evans
512.974.1586 (desk); 512.576.8890
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Inspection Supervisor, Greg Weems
512.974.1570
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Michelle LoRee Frith
outreach and marketing coordinator
city of austin public works
512.974.2436
www.cityofaustin.org/publicworks
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