The demolition of the inner portion of the #3 stack is essentially complete and late last week the “Mantis” was placed on top of the #3 stack. The #3 stack is the shorter of the only two remaining stacks from the original plant.
The Mantis is a specialized machine that will be used to take down the outer stack at a rate of about 10 to 20 feet per day, so progress in the demolition of this stack will be more visible over the coming weeks. (2 photos) ...
Derby Intersection Work Contractors made incredible progress through the intersection of Congress-Derby-Hawthorne this week. Working through some tough underground conditions they were able to excavate and install the duct bank that will house the new transmission cables, essentially, across the entire intersection. As you are well aware this is great news and should alleviate a fair amount on daytime congestion heading to Pickering Wharf and further down Derby Street.
Next week contractors will focus their efforts on the other side of this intersection as they excavate northward on Hawthorne Boulevard.
Washington Square South Work Mid-week contractors are scheduled to open up the Washington Square South manhole site. They will be installing additional support structures in the excavation in order to finish preparations for the manhole installation. As you'll recall, the contractors are working through an issue caused by above average groundwater levels. With these additional supports, our contractor should be able to resume a regular manhole installation schedule at the work site.
Also on Washington Square South, contractors will be excavating in order to install the duct bank on Washington Square South that will eventually connect with the duct bank coming up Hawthorne Boulevard. Our outreach team has already canvassed the street, however we will be making another pass on the street to make sure residents have all of our information.
Canal Street Station Inside the Canal Street Station duct bank work continues, along with a number of other upgrades to the station. As we've mentioned before, this work is limited to the Canal Street Station property and should not have any impact on traffic (vehicular or pedestrian). ...
Peabody Hall Lot Parking Garage The construction of the new parking garage on North Campus continues. Earth retention, geopiers and utility work are ongoing. The contractor is halfway through geopier installation. Foundations will begin next week. Footing pours for the foundation will bring 5 to 10 trucks per day. All queuing for the pours will be on site.
Heavy and loud construction activities will not begin before 8 a.m., although regular construction hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so there may be some activity on site before 8.
Viking Hall The building is enclosed. Interior finishes are ongoing and will continue throughout the spring. Landscaping is expected to begin next week and last throughout the summer months. The landscaping plan was presented to the SSUNAC on Wednesday, April 15. The link to this presentation can be viewed on the construction blog (campusconstruction.salemstate.edu/).
The temporary change to the traffic flow into Central Campus remains in place. The Salem Diner egress will remain an exit only during this work. The other entrance on Loring Avenue near the Enterprise Center Main entrance will remain open as usual.
Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Interior abatement and demolition is ongoing. The exterior demolition of the front stairs is nearly complete. The contractor is anticipated to back fill the front stairs starting the week of May 11.
Science Building Study Payette architectural firm presented the siting of the new science building at the SSUNAC meeting on Wednesday, April 15. The link to this presentation can be viewed on the construction blog (campusconstruction.salemstate.edu/).
Ellison Campus Center Study Dimella Shaffer Architects presented an Ellison Campus Center Study Review and gathered community input at the SSUNAC meeting on Wednesday, April 15. The link to this presentation can be viewed on the construction blog (campusconstruction.salemstate.edu/).
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Construction Update – April 13, 2015 Posted on April 13, 2015 by Tom Torello Reply Viking Hall Interior work continues as planned. Outside landscaping work is beginning as well. The landscaping plan can be seen here. Peabody Hall Lot Parking Garage Onsite work has begun. Gordon Center Interior and e…