Fassnight Stormwater Improvement Project Update
March 31, 2021
The City's contractor is continuing demolition of existing concrete structures at Kings Avenue and preparing for the reconstruction of the channel. Be prepared for the anticipated long-term closure of Brookside Drive beginning next week.
This week, the City's contractor will be demolishing existing retaining wall structures at Kings Avenue and preparing for new concrete retaining structure installations. Expect to see demolition and truck traffic hauling debris and excess soil offsite. As construction progresses, this area of Kings Ave. will be finished with stone slope paving. The contractor will be salvaging the existing stone to reuse on the new slope paving so it matches the existing stonework on the channel banks in Phelps Grove Park.
You may notice another contractor for the City's Environmental Services Department, Rosetta, conducting maintenance work on the sanitary sewer main located along Bennett Street. This work is not related to the stormwater project, but is taking place concurrently. The work will help rehabilitate and line the existing sanitary sewer network for the neighborhood. No interruptions of sanitary sewer service is anticipated.
Also this week, Art Museum Director Nick Nelson shares that the Museum will begin relocating the irises in the Amphitheater to the beds in front of the Museum's Education Wing. Oasis, the Museum's landscape contractor will do the work and plants will be moved back into areas around the Amphitheater at the completion of the project.
Anticipated Next Week:
The contractor expects to install road closure signage and barricades at Brookside Drive, to close Brookside to through traffic between Kings Avenue and Green Ave. for the duration of project construction. Access to the Art Museum will be maintained via Green Ave. to Bennett St. A portion of the closure, between Green Avenue and Linwood Circle, will remain open to local traffic only. The closure of Brookside will allow the contractor to construct sanitary sewer main relocations and prepare the area for channel improvements.
The contractor also anticipates demolition and removal of the parking lot vehicular access bridge located west of the Art Museum building. Demolition of this existing vehicle bridge is an interim step in the construction process to allow for the channel to be widened at this area and to prepare the area for the installation of a new pedestrian bridge at this location.
If there are any questions about this project, please feel free to contact me. Thank you!
Springfield Public Works