City of Bedford, Indiana



BUILDING A BETTER BEDFORD WEEKLY UPDATE-May 10, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018


BUILDING A BETTER BEDFORD WEEKLY UPDATE - MAY 10th, 2018
STELLAR STREETSCAPE, LIMESTONE TRAIL CONNECTOR, AND FACADE RENOVATION PROJECTS; AND
JOHN WILLIAMS BLVD/LINCOLN AVENUE ROUNDABOUT PROJECT

 Contact:    Marla Jones                                                                             Dan Kirk

                  Director of Business & Community Development                 Street Commissioner                          

                  (812) 275-1601                                                                       (812) 275-1631

                      mjones@bedford.in.us                                                            dkirk@bedford.in.us  
                                                                     www.mybedfordonline.in.us

STELLAR DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE PROJECT

Construction is underway to update the streetscape in downtown Bedford.  Below is a list of activities that we anticipate happening over the next week.   A weekly update will be distributed during the remainder of the streetscape construction.  

Last week’s progress:

·         Began placing subgrade treatment and pouring sidewalk on the west half of 16th Street from I Street to J Street.  Contractor will pour the new sidewalk starting next to the building.  Once this portion of the sidewalk is built, they will then move operations to pouring the new curb along 16th Street.

·         Masonic Temple Basement:

o   Continued placing new CMU block basement wall.

·         Begin installing block wall edge treatment on the north side of 15th Street from J Street to I Street (east half of block).

 

What to expect May 14th thru May 19th:

    Begin placing subgrade treatment and pouring sidewalk on the west half of 16th Street from I Street to J Street and the east half of 15th Street from I Street to J Street.  Contractor will pour the new sidewalk starting next to the building.  Once this portion of the sidewalk is built, they will then move operations to pouring the new curb along the roadway. Masonic Temple Basement:
      Grout in fill for CMU wall. Waterproofing Begin backfilling operations.

       

      NOTE: Weather could affect some work activities and could cause delays.

       

      Customer Access:

      ·         On the south side of 16th Street from J Street to I Street:

      o   From the Purdue Extension office to J Street, access can be obtained at the SE corner of J & 16th Street via the temporary walkway. (Temporarily the contractor has installed access to for the Purdue Extension Office directly in front of the business while they are pouring sidewalk on the east west half of the block.)

      o   From the Courthouse Annex to I Street, the sidewalk is open.

       

      ·         On the north side of 15th Street from J Street to I Street:

      o   Access to businesses on the west half of the block from J Street to the Masonic Temple can be obtained via the existing sidewalk.  Access to the Masonic Temple and business within will have access via a temporary pedestrian bridge on the west corner of the building.

      o   Access to businesses on the east half of the block from I Street to the Christmas Store can be obtained via a temporary walk patch accessed from I Street.

      Parking/Traffic:

      ·         There will be no parking on the west half of 16th Street during construction of the west half of the block.

      ·         There will be no parking on the east half of 15th Street during construction of the east half of the block.

      ·         Eastbound US 50 (16th Street) and Westbound US 50 (15th Street) – The right lane will be closed from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM - MON thru SAT during construction. 

      ·         For 16th Street, the lane closure configuration will start immediately west of J Street and continue through to the middle of the block between I Street and J Street. 

      ·          For 15th Street, the lane closure configuration will start immediately east of I Street and continue through to the middle of the block between I Street and J Street. 

      NOTE: (HANDRAIL STATUS)

      ·         Handrail design submittals have been updated/revised by the manufacturer.  Submittals are now in review for approval through the designer.

      STELLAR LIMESTONE TRAIL CONNECTOR PROJECT

      Construction is underway on the Limestone Connector, connecting the Milwaukee Trail at 10th Street to the Downtown Streetscape & Courthouse Square via Lincoln Avenue/L Street, 14th  Street & 17th Street.  Below is a list of activities that we anticipate happening over the next week.   A weekly update will be distributed during the remainder of the Limestone Trail construction.  

      NOTE: Work hours are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday

      Last week’s progress:

      ·         Continue removal of sidewalk Lincoln Avenue from 10th Street to 12th Street.

      ·         Install new storm sewer on Lincoln Avenue at 10th Street

      ·         Continue pouring the west half of the block on 17th Street from L Street to K Street.

      ·         Removed existing curb ramp at the northeast corner of 17th & L Street.

       

      What to expect the week of May 14th thru May 19th:    

      ·         Continue removal of sidewalk and begin placing subgrade for new trail on Lincoln Avenue from 10th Street to 12th Street.

      ·         Install new storm sewer on Lincoln Avenue from 10th Street to 12th Street.

      ·         Pour curb ramp on the northwest corner of 17th Street and L Street.

      ·         Pour CMU wall footer for Limestone Wall Reconstruction on Lincoln Avenue just south of 10th Street.

      NOTE: Weather could affect and delay construction activities.

       

       

      Customer Access:

      ·         The sidewalk on the south side of 14th Street is closed. The contractor has maintained access to thru foot traffic along the west side of K Street and the north side of 14th Street.

      ·         The sidewalk on the north side of 17th Street is closed from L Street to K Street. The contractor has maintained access to thru foot traffic along the south side of 17th Street.

      ·         Both drives of the Methodist Church on 14th Street will be open by 14 April 2018 (Saturday).

      ·         NAPA store on 17th Street access will be maintained.  Drive access off of 17th Street is currently open.  If the drive to NAPA off of 17th Street is closed for construction, access can be obtain via the alley way to the north or east side of the store.

      ·         The sidewalk on the west side of Lincoln Avenue from 10th Street to 12th Street will be closed.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via the sidewalk on the east side of Lincoln Avenue from 10th Street to 12th Street.

       

      Parking/Traffic:

      ·         Parking is temporarily eliminated along the south side of 14th Street from L Street to J Street

      ·         The southbound lane of L Street from 10th Street to 12th Street will be restricted down to 10ft lanes during construction.  Thru traffic will be maintained.

      ·         A Lane Shift is in place on L Street at 14th Street to facilitate ramp construction.

       

      ·         NOTE:  As a part of the Round-a-Bout project on Lincoln Avenue at John Williams Blvd.:

      o   Lincoln Avenue will have local access only from 10th Street to 14th Street.  Lincoln Avenue will remain closed north of 9th Street for the construction of the Lincoln Avenue/John Williams Blvd Roundabout. The contractor plans to utilize this closure to help facilitate construction of the Limestone Connector Trail within the closure area.  Access to properties/businesses will be maintained.

      STELLAR FAÇADE RENOVATION PROJECT

      Construction is underway for the Stellar Community Facades Renovation Project. Below is a list of activities we anticipate happening next week. A weekly update will be distributed during the remainder of the Façades Renovation construction project.

       

      Last Week’s Progress- May 4th  to May 10th:

       

             Finished tuck-pointing at 1526 I Street and demobilized

             Cleaned masonry of all tuck-pointing buildings except 1501 J Street

             Finished laying brick at 1611 J Street

             Finished laying brick and limestone at 1016 16th Street

             Worked on front at 1537 J Street

             Worked on basement at 1020 16th Street

             Continued working on façade at 1009 15th Street

             Painted soffit at 1011 15th Street

             Removed plaster from front of 1009 15th Street

             Removed paint from façade at 1016 16th Street

       

      What to expect the week of May 11th thru May 17th

             Weather permitting, start painting facades at 1012 16th and 1016 16th Street

             If brick arrives, lay brick and limestone at 1012 16th Street

             Start wall caps of all buildings

             Install windows at 1011 15th Street, if aluminum arrives

             Start windows at 1016 16th Street, if aluminum arrives

             Begin the finishing of drywall at various locations

       

        JOHN WILLIAMS BOULEVARD/LINCOLN AVENUE ROUNDABOUT PROJECT

      Construction is underway for the John Williams Boulevard/Lincoln Avenue Roundabout. Below

      is a list of activities that we anticipate happening over the next week. A weekly update will be distributed during the

      remainder of the construction project.

       

      Last Week’s Progress:

       

             Continued work on sidewalk and curb removal

             Continued work on grading work

             Installed 6 inch waterline for Stone City Products

          

      What to expect the week of May 14th  thru May 18th

       

              Will complete storm pipe installation and finish all grades for new road

              Will be lime stabilizing next Thursday

              Will start concrete curbs first week of June  

          

       

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