Construction Updates

Constructions Updates July 6-13:


Grand Ave Footbridge:

  • Trail detour is in place and there are two great alternative pedestrian routes: the Lake Street bridge or the Phoenix Park Bridge can take walkers over to West Grand Avenue. Path detour signs have been placed. The bridge will remain closed to pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project. The west side of the bridge crosses trail users over to the west side of First Avenue and crossing on the bridge is not permitted. Trail users on the east side of the bridge are directed to the sidewalk on Graham Avenue.
  • Sidewalk access to businesses will remain open, but Grand Avenue parking spaces will be closed from Graham Avenue to the River for the duration of the construction project - it will be used as a staging area for the contractor. 
  • Conduit protection has been completed. 
  • Bearing installation has been completed. 
  • Deck removal has been completed. 
  • Installation of decking steel has been completed. 
  • Pouring of the new deck has been completed.
  • Pouring of bridge parapets is scheduled for completion the week of July 16th. 
  • Pouring of the new overlooks is scheduled for the week of July 16th.
  • Businesses are free to place signs indicating they are open. The signs have to be run by Code Compliance to ensure they follow the signage regulations. 
  • Construction on the Grand Avenue bridge is expected to wrap up in early to mid-August - just in time for A Grand Evening on the Bridge

Graham Ave. 

  • Construction is between Eau Claire Street and Lake Street. 
  • Removals from Grand Avenue to Gray Street have been completed. 
  • Xcel Energy has completed temporary service installation from Grand Avenue to Gray Street.
    • Installation of new Xcel conduit package to be completed through Main Street.
  • Removals on Main Street from Barstow Street to Graham Avenue have been completed. 
  • Sanitary sewer from Gray St. to E Grand Ave. has been completed. 
  • Sanitary sewer from Gray St. to Lake St. has been completed (short of Lake Street). 
  • Light bases and conduit on the west side of Eau Claire Street to Gibson Street has been completed. East side light bases and conduit are scheduled to be completed by Friday, July 13th. 
  • Storm sewer at E. Grand Avenue intersection has been completed. 
  • Storm sewer at Gray Street intersection has been completed. 
  • Grading and graveling are scheduled to begin the week of July 23rd.
  • Curb and gutter is scheduled to begin Thursday, July 26th. 
  • Main Street (Barstow Street to Graham Avenue): grading and graveling is scheduled for the week of July 16th.
  • Gray Street (Barstow Street to River) grading and graveling is scheduled for the week of July 16th. 

Confluence Crossing Bridge & Haymarket Plaza

  • Confluence Crossing Bridge, Haymarket Plaza & Riverwalk construction work will be steady in and around the plaza and bridge area through November. 
  • Excavation for the north abutment has been completed.
  • Pouring of north abutment has been completed.
  • Piling installation under step area has been completed.
  • Pouring of south abutment has been completed. 
  • Wall sheeting installation has been completed.
  • Sheeting of tie backs and cable installations has been completed.
  • Welding studs on retaining wall has been completed.
  • Installation of bridge to begin on north abutment the week of July 2nd. (5 days).
    • The first section of bridge was set on Thursday, July 5th.
    • All bridge sections connected Wednesday, July 11th.
    • Bridge structural support rods to be installed by Friday, July 13th. 
  • Backfilling of Plaza has been completed.
  • Pouring of the retaining walls continues.


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