April 20, 2022
The contractor has completed the waterline installation from Ohio Avenue to Ponder Street as well as gas lines from Louisiana Avenue to Texas Avenue. They are currently working on storm water, traffic lighting, and sewer lines. City staff continues to coordinate with AT&T on underground duct bank installations and the project is currently 25% complete.
January 12, 2022
The contractor has installed the concrete roadway on the northbound lanes from Louisiana Avenue to Baldwin Boulevard. Storm water work from Louisiana Avenue to Ohio Avenue has been completed and utility work through Texas Avenue should be complete by the end of the month weather permitting. Traffic signal poles are currently being installed at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue, Kosar Street, and Staples Street.
November 10, 2021
The contractor is currently installing limestone base between Baldwin Boulevard and Kosar Street. They’re also making progress on the installation of the new storm water system from Ohio Avenue to Texas Avenue.
October 5, 2021
The Staples Street project is moving forward, the contractor continues work on the new storm water system installation. The waterline installation at Kosar Street and Louisiana Avenue has been completed and roadwork has begun. Weather permitting the contractor is anticipated to have the roadwork completed at the Kosar Street and Louisiana Avenue intersection next month. AT&T crew are also onsite working to relocate and/or lower existing duct bank. City staff is working with the contractor to develop an action plan to dispose of contaminated soil between Kosar Street and Texas Avenue. Excavation and the installation of the storm water system from Ohio Avenue to Texas Avenue is anticipated to begin this week.
September 2, 2021
Construction continues on Staples Street as the contractor moves forward with installation of new water lines and storm water laterals between Louisiana Avenue and Baldwin Boulevard. They are also adjusting lighting for both temporary and permanent traffic signals within lighted intersections. AT&T is adjusting a duct bank from Ohio Avenue to Kosar Street and City Staff is working closely with the contractor in the testing, removal, and disposal of newly discovered contaminated soil located between Kosar Street and Louisiana Avenue.
July 30, 2021
This month the contractor completed the removal of the contaminated soil that was discovered in the northbound lanes of Staples Street at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Kosar Street. Following the completion of the cleanup they began working on new storm water line installation at the South Staples Street intersection. The storm water utility work will take several months weather permitting.
June 16, 2021
This week, City Staff and the contractor developed a plan to remove contaminated soil discovered in the northbound lanes of Staples Street at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Kosar Street. Soil testing is planned for this week and the removal and excavation of the contaminated soil will begin once testing results are received. Once the contaminated soil removal starts, crews will then begin working on the new storm water installation at the South Staples Street intersection. The storm water utility work will take several weeks weather permitting.