Thursday - January 2, 2014

River Intake Construction Update

The first 15 feet of the RIPS walls formed in the cofferdam

The first 15 feet of the RIPS walls formed in the cofferdam

Updated January 2, 2014

Work is continuing on forming the pump station walls at the river intake construction site in Gladstone, with the first 15 feet of walls now formed with concrete.

The second level wall forms are now being installed above the first level concrete walls. A large concrete pour is scheduled to occur around these forms on January 6, which should take about one day to complete. After the pour, the concrete will set in place for a few days before the wall forms are removed from the second level and reinstalled above the newly poured concrete. Reinforced bar will also be added to support the walls.

During the concrete pour, neighbors can expect some noise and an increase in truck traffic as 12-15 concrete trucks arrive at the site. Generally, during the next three weeks, work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No work will occur on New Year’s Day.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.