Concession Street half finished

News Jun 24, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

To the untrained eye it might not look like it, but the $10 million reconstruction of Concession Street is 50 percent complete.

“I think in some way we’re ahead of schedule,” said John Cowperthwaite, the city project manager who is overseeing the $10 million road, sidewalk and sewer rebuild between Upper Wellington and Upper Sherman that began March 1. “In general we’re about half done.”

Cowperthwaite said the recent spell of wet weather has not stalled the project that has seen 80-90 construction workers and 20-25 pieces of heavy equipment on the street at any given time.

“Right now with the road closure, this is a busy as it gets,” said Cowperthwaite, who noted some of the old pipe they’ve taken out dates back to the 1920s.

They’ve also taken out a lot of rock from the road bed.

The massive project, which includes urban Braille, new lighting and pedestrian-activated crossing signals at East 13th and Viewpoint Avenue, is being done in three sections.

Cowperthwaite said work on Concession Street between Upper Wellington and Upper Wentworth and between East 25th and Upper Sherman should be finished by September.

The remainder of the road work is expected to wrap up by December.

About 16,000 metric tons (more than 35,000 pounds) of concrete will be poured by the time it’s all finished.

“(The city) has never attempted this type of project in such a short period of time which is the reason (for) the closures,” said Cowperthwaite, who noted everyone involved in the project will have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when it’s completed.

 

Concession Street half finished

Two sections to be wrapped up by September

News Jun 24, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

To the untrained eye it might not look like it, but the $10 million reconstruction of Concession Street is 50 percent complete.

“I think in some way we’re ahead of schedule,” said John Cowperthwaite, the city project manager who is overseeing the $10 million road, sidewalk and sewer rebuild between Upper Wellington and Upper Sherman that began March 1. “In general we’re about half done.”

Cowperthwaite said the recent spell of wet weather has not stalled the project that has seen 80-90 construction workers and 20-25 pieces of heavy equipment on the street at any given time.

“Right now with the road closure, this is a busy as it gets,” said Cowperthwaite, who noted some of the old pipe they’ve taken out dates back to the 1920s.

They’ve also taken out a lot of rock from the road bed.

The massive project, which includes urban Braille, new lighting and pedestrian-activated crossing signals at East 13th and Viewpoint Avenue, is being done in three sections.

Cowperthwaite said work on Concession Street between Upper Wellington and Upper Wentworth and between East 25th and Upper Sherman should be finished by September.

The remainder of the road work is expected to wrap up by December.

About 16,000 metric tons (more than 35,000 pounds) of concrete will be poured by the time it’s all finished.

“(The city) has never attempted this type of project in such a short period of time which is the reason (for) the closures,” said Cowperthwaite, who noted everyone involved in the project will have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when it’s completed.

 

Concession Street half finished

Two sections to be wrapped up by September

News Jun 24, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

To the untrained eye it might not look like it, but the $10 million reconstruction of Concession Street is 50 percent complete.

“I think in some way we’re ahead of schedule,” said John Cowperthwaite, the city project manager who is overseeing the $10 million road, sidewalk and sewer rebuild between Upper Wellington and Upper Sherman that began March 1. “In general we’re about half done.”

Cowperthwaite said the recent spell of wet weather has not stalled the project that has seen 80-90 construction workers and 20-25 pieces of heavy equipment on the street at any given time.

“Right now with the road closure, this is a busy as it gets,” said Cowperthwaite, who noted some of the old pipe they’ve taken out dates back to the 1920s.

They’ve also taken out a lot of rock from the road bed.

The massive project, which includes urban Braille, new lighting and pedestrian-activated crossing signals at East 13th and Viewpoint Avenue, is being done in three sections.

Cowperthwaite said work on Concession Street between Upper Wellington and Upper Wentworth and between East 25th and Upper Sherman should be finished by September.

The remainder of the road work is expected to wrap up by December.

About 16,000 metric tons (more than 35,000 pounds) of concrete will be poured by the time it’s all finished.

“(The city) has never attempted this type of project in such a short period of time which is the reason (for) the closures,” said Cowperthwaite, who noted everyone involved in the project will have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when it’s completed.