Friday, July 10, 2009

The Railyards

In late June the Railyards were awarded $30.9 million in infrastructure funding by the California Department of Housing and Community Development's Loan and Grant Committee (HCD). This award will allow the project to build additional public infrastructure in this development effort.

The track relocation design effort under TranSystems will sprint into final design following NEPA completion. Bridge plans at 65% prepared by Quincy Engineering, Inc. in collaboration with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for the 5th Street and the 6th Street overpasses over future tracks south of the historic shops have been reviewed and approved by the City. Monitoring of surcharge piles impact on underlying soils at the location of the 5th Street bridge abutments is being conducted by F3 and Associates, Inc. under the supervision of Quincy Engineering and Blackburn Consulting. Preparation to drive indicator piles for bridge foundations is also underway. Teichert Construction has completed the first grading phase on Railyards Boulevard between Bercut Drive and 7th Street. Import of soil for vegetative cover continues by Taylor Heavy Hauling under the supervision of Environmental Resources Management. The amount and pace of infrastructure will accelerate as infrastructure bond dollars are received.

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