City of Bedford, Indiana



BUILDING A BETTER BEDFORD WEEKLY UPDATE-May 25, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018


BUILDING A BETTER BEDFORD WEEKLY UPDATE - MAY 25th, 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.  

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (Work will be suspended for the Holiday weekend from noon Friday (25 May) and will resume Tuesday morning (29 May)

Last week’s progress:

  • Continued placing subgrade treatment and pouring sidewalk on the west half of 16th Street from I Street to J Street.
  • Finish pouring curb ramp at the SE corner of 16th and J Streets.
  • Masonic Temple Basement:
  • Basement Wall is complete.
  • Waterproofing has been complete.
  • Began backfilling basement.

What to expect May 28th thru June 2nd:

  • Continue placing subgrade treatment and pouring sidewalk on the west half of 16th Street from I Street to J Street
  • Begin placing subgrade treatment and pouring sidewalk on 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:
  • Finish backfilling.
Pour curb at the SE corner of 16th Street and I Street.

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 Street & 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.

·         Curb Ramp at the SE corner of 16th Street and I Street:

o   Sidewalk at said location is closed.  Pedestrian access is maintained on the SW corner of 16th Street and 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 - MONDAY thru SATURDAY 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)

·         Submittals have been completed by the manufacturer.  Waiting on revised quote from contractor.  Once the revised quote is received we will begin routing the change order for review and approval.

 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.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (Work will be suspended for the Holiday weekend from noon Friday (25 May) and will resume Tuesday morning (29 May)

Last week’s progress:

·         Continue removal of sidewalk and begin placing subgrade for new trail on Lincoln Avenue from 12th Street to 14th Street.

·         Install new storm sewer on Lincoln Avenue from 14th Street to 12th Street and tied in property drains.

·         Began pouring new sidewalk/Trail from 10th Street towards 12th Street.

·         Completed CMU support wall for Limestone Wall reconstruction on Lincoln Avenue just south of 10th Street.

·         Finished placing brick pavers in completed portions of the Trail on 17th Street and 14th Street.

 

What to expect the week of May 28th thru June 2nd:    

·         Continue removal of sidewalk and begin placing subgrade for new trail on Lincoln Avenue from 12th Street to 14th Street.

·         Continue installing new storm sewer on Lincoln Avenue from 12th Street to 14th Street.

·         Continue pouring new sidewalk/Trail on Lincoln Avenue from 10th Street towards 12th Street.

·         Backfilling CMU wall for Limestone Wall reconstruction on Lincoln Avenue.

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 (Sat).

·         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 Boulevard:

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 Ave/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 18thth to May 24th:

       Finished painting at 1016 16th Street

       Installed upstairs window frames at 1011 15th Street

       Continued with window frames at 1011 15th Street, lower level

 

What to expect the week of May 25th thru May 31st

       Painting at 1012 16th Street, weather permitting

 

  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:

       Completed storm pipe installation  

       Completed find grade road for stabilization

       Stabilized road

 What to expect the week of May 30th  thru June 4th

 

        Start concrete work

       Start slipping curb and gutter  

 

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