An important project milestone was reached on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The roadway area that Graniterock has been working on since the project began was paved. Completion of the paving clears the way for work to begin on the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall along the south side of East Cliff Drive.
The asphalt concrete paving section on this project is five inches thick. The paving that was completed on Tuesday was the first three inches of the section. The remaining two inches will be installed over the entire road later in the project when all roadway sections have been constructed.
Review of the MSE wall documents continues. The complex design of the MSE wall, which will be built to look like a natural rock formation, requires thorough analysis before beginning construction. The engineering team continues their review and we expect to break ground on the MSE wall soon. Things will be quiet in the construction zone until the review of the MSE wall documents are complete.
Utility poles within the project site have been repositioned. The utility pole on the beach at the round-a-bout near 5th Avenue has been permanently removed. At the corner of East Cliff and 7th Avenue, two temporary anchor poles have been planted in the sand on the beach to support the newly installed pole at that location. Eventually, the pole will be anchored into the MSE wall, when it’s completed, and the two temporary anchor poles on the beach will be removed.
As the weather gets nicer, more pedestrians, bicycles, and cars are making their way through the construction zone to enjoy the beauty of the Twin Lakes Beach and Harbor areas. County Public Works would like to remind everyone to please use caution when moving through the project site, obey all signage, and please share the road.
We appreciate the public’s patience during the construction process and look forward to the completion of the improvements in October, 2017. The completion date is subject to change due to weather or other conditions.
Questions and comments may be directed to:
Cristina Crocker, Resident Engineer