Written on: December 30th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge
Finishing activities continue as the work progresses towards a January 2012 opening to traffic. Some of the primary activities remaining to be performed prior to opening include: deck surface grinding and grooving, pavement striping, final stay tensioning adjustments, stay damper installation, pylon work platform removal, tower crane removal and final punchlist work. Some additional work activities will continue after the initial opening to traffic. These include: electrical work, aesthetic lighting installation, sand bypass system installation, future northbound barrier rail installation, pedestrian walkway lighting, painting, and a final detailed inventory inspection.
Written on: December 12th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge
Several finishing activities continue as the work progresses towards a January 2012 opening to traffic. The concrete bridge barriers are complete and the new polyester polymer concrete (PPC) deck overlay work is on-going. Bridge electrical and lighting work continues, but is not critical for the bridge opening. Final tensioning adjustments and damper installation work also continues for the cable stay system.
Written on: November 4th, 2011 in Elkton Road
The repair work to an approach slab on the south end of the project is scheduled to occur this weekend. The Contractor will be performing a minor traffic switch this week at Casho Mill Road and plans to close the Elkton/Apple Road intersection this weekend for paving.
Scheduled Completion Date: December 17, 2012
Written on: November 4th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge
Despite the adverse weather, another major milestone for the project was reached Friday evening, October 28, with the successful removal of the form traveler over the inlet. The final form traveler removal now clears the way for many of the more conventional finishing activities. There is still a considerable amount of work remaining, some of which will include barrier construction, finger joint installation, electrical and lighting work, University of Delaware instrumentation work, final stay adjustments, stay damper installation, placement of a polyester polymer concrete deck overlay, and tower crane disassembly and removal.
Written on: November 4th, 2011 in Route 54
Phase 1 has been completed, which is all of the drainage, and are now in Phase 2. Phase 2 consists of the widening on the south side of Route 54. Excavation of the existing roadway has been completed, placement of the stone base, placement of the underdrain, and are continuing to place the electrical conduit. Placement of the curb is scheduled to begin on November 7. Once the curb is complete asphalt paving will begin.
Written on: September 26th, 2011 in I95/SR1 Interchange
Limited work activities such as clearing, and installation of erosion and sediment control measures
Christiana Mall Rd. Bridge: The pier and abutment wall work is complete and waiting for the steel girders to be delivered (Scheduled to be delivered on 9/27/11). Other activities such as roadway construction and bridge painting activities continue as well. We are working with Mall management to mitigate traffic impacts from the project for the upcoming holiday season.
Written on: September 26th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge
The final 10-foot closure pour over the inlet is expected to occur by early November. Recent weather conditions (Hurricane Irene, and remnants of Tropical Storm Lee) have impacted the project and created some schedule delays. These delays could push some future weather-dependent activities into the early winter period thereby hindering construction efficiency towards the end the project. The Department continues to work with the Design-Builder on modifications that will limit the future weather risks and allow for the opening of the bridge to traffic towards the end of the year. The schedule will continue to be monitored closely and any changes will be reported.
Indian River Inlet Roadway and Approaches: The contractor has placed the first course of hot-mix on the approach roads north and south of the inlet; foamed concrete placement is continuing in the south approach abutment area.
Written on: September 26th, 2011 in Route 54
Night work operations were extended through the month of September. Day work is expected to resume on October 3. The contractor continues placement of the new drainage pipe. A few remaining pipe runs cannot be completed due to conflicts with Verizon utilities. Once the relocation is performed the drainage system will be completed. The hot-mix wedging and shoulder overlay is complete on the north side of the road. This work was necessary to insure the shoulder can accommodate traffic as we shift the travel lanes for Phase 2.
Written on: August 29th, 2011 in I95/SR1 Interchange
It is expected that work will begin in mid-September, 2011 and continue until October 2013.
Christiana Mall Bridge
The abutments and center pier are completed. We are expecting the steel beams that will cross over SR 1 to be delivered in mid-September. The contract is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.
For more information, please visit the project website.
Written on: August 29th, 2011 in Elkton Road
Amstel Road was re-opened the week of August 8.