On any given day, the SE 47th Terrace Streetscape Project may have anywhere from 3 to 6 companies on site, combining for a total of 5 to 8 crews working within the project limits.
There have been times where workers on site have worked for a combined total of more than 500 hours per day. Often, crews are spread throughout the project limits and may be working in one block one week and have shifted to another block the following week.
What many people don’t know are that each crew has a different area of expertise – some are responsible for pouring and forming the concrete curbs and installing the pavers, others are responsible for laying the asphalt and striping the roadway to make it navigable for traffic and to markup parking spaces.
Our project has a dedicated crew responsible for irrigation and landscaping, and another specializing in installing electrical conduit, light poles, and control boxes. Then there’s another crew responsible for demolition, grading, and overall maintenance of the project limits for the life of the project.
Since the project team began work in February, we’ve maximized our crews, sending them to work in areas where they will be most productive and sequencing the work so that it’s staged to keep the flow of the project moving as efficiently as possible while meeting City required milestones along the way.
Our project team has nearly completed laying all the underground utilities in the project, including installation of sewer, potable water and irrigation re-use main. Another crew is finishing the installation of storm drain systems at the intersection of SE 10th Place, which completes all of the storm drain west of Vincennes. Storm drain installation east of Vincennes will resume soon once the existing water main is abandoned, and the new water main is activated.
Following underground utilities, our crews begin forming the curbs that are the framework for the roadway, the new paver paths and landscape beds. Electric crews, come next installing control boxes, and outlets in the landscape beds. Irrigation crews follow closely behind, setting up the irrigation systems for the planters and installing landscaping when possible.
This sequence is just one way our crews have worked to maximize efficiency and keep the project progressing as quickly as possible.
Already, our crews have completed nearly all of the hardscaping and have completed the majority of the paving work from Coronado Parkway to SE 9th Place.
By Oct. 13, we’ll see the majority of hardscaping and paving completed from SE 9th Place all the way to Vincennes.