Posts by Joe Franek

December 8th Update

  Recently Completed work Retaining Walls The permanent retaining wall was installed in two phases, the cast-in-place headwalls that surround the tunnel and the pre-cast sections that flank both sides of the tunnel.  Once the walls were in place on both sides of the railroad, the space between the temporary sheeting and permanent walls was…

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November 12th Update

Successful Tunnel Bore Operation 1:00 AM, Sunday Morning- Broke Through On Friday, November 2nd, the tunneling operation started its continuous journey from the north side of the railroad tracks to the south side. At about 1:00 AM on Sunday morning, the tunneling machine broke through to the south end.   Upcoming Work Tunnel The contractor…

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October 4th Update

    Recently Completed Work Railroad Reinforcement In order to stabilize the railroad embankment while boring the tunnel, steel sheeting has been driven into the ground on the north and south side of the tracks. From there, additional bracing has been attached to hold the two rows of sheets together for when the contractor starts…

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September 24th Update

Recently completed work Road Closure On August 13th, Taylor Avenue at the Union Pacific Railroad bridge was closed and the detour was set into place. Along with the closure, a chain-link fence was erected to provide the workers and local residence an increased level of safety during construction. Tree Removal All trees and brush was…

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