Anticipated construction activities for the week of October 22 – October 26:
- Site Work: Already underway and continuing for the next several weeks is site work, which includes excavators, cranes and a pile driving rig. Installation of the Pressure Injected Footings (PIFs) will continue. You can expected general construction noise from the equipment, some potential ground vibration from installing the PIFs, and an increase in construction traffic (concrete trucks, dump trucks, etc..) on the surrounding streets. Excavation of soils and subgrade prep is underway. Hauling soils continue and truck activity for the removal of the excavated soils will be coordinated and Police details will be present to help manage traffic flow. Concrete footings will begin soon along Ashford Street.
- Exterior Building Abatement: The blasting of the exterior walls has continued, and will be ongoing for the next few weeks. The crew will continue working on the East elevation and South elevation on Gardner Street. As sections of the building are completed, the staging will be removed. You can expect a high noise level during the blasting operation. As before, the hours of operation for the blasting will be 7:00am to approximately 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
- Interior Demolition: Select interior demolition will occur concurrently with the blasting of the exterior. There are no anticipated noise/traffic impacts with these activities.
- Gardner Street Utility Disconnections: The disconnection of utilities feeding the 278 Babcock Street building (water, sewer, etc…) from Gardner Street were completed Friday, 10/19. There will be police details present during any additional street work and we will notify you when additional street work will occur.