Thursday - April 30, 2015

W. Exeter Street pipe installation progressing well

Crews are currently installing pipe on W. Exeter Street, near Barton Avenue

This update includes construction work in the following areas:

  • River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) - pumps are running, demolition begins this summer
  • W. Exeter Street - pipe installation progressing well
  • Jensen Road Pathway - pipe installation to begin soon
  • Meldrum Bar Park pipeline work - paving work almost complete

River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) - stone veneer complete, pumps are running

With the three-month commissioning period underway for the new pumps, construction activities are fairly quiet at the site.

In summer, the existing intake will be demolished. Once this is complete, the area will be landscaped.

W. Exeter Street - pipe installation progressing well

Crews are currently installing pipe on W. Exeter Street, near Barton Avenue (pictured above). Pipe installation to the end of W. Exeter Street is expected to be complete in mid-May. W. Exeter Street, between Barton and Beatrice Avenues, is closed to through traffic during work hours. Equipment and materials are stored and parked in the right-of-way along Exeter Street. Key information:

  • During work hours, there will be no on-street parking in the one-block closure zone.
  • For safety, residents located in the closed work zone, who usually park along the street during the day, will need to park elsewhere on side streets.
  • Neighbors may notice an increase in noise and truck traffic during construction.

Jensen Road Pathway - pipe installation to begin soon

Once crews are finished laying pipe on W. Exeter Street, they will move over to the Jensen Road pathway and install pipe from the ballfield parking lot to the end of Jensen Road, near River Road. Work along the pathway will be done during the day, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Neighbors can expect to see and hear excavators, loaders, pipe, steel plates, gravel and dump trucks. To maintain safety, the pathway will remain closed during construction.

Meldrum Bar Park work - paving work almost complete

Paving and restoration work in the ballfield parking lot as well as portions of Meldrum Bar Park Road are almost complete.

Access to the park and boat ramp remains open during regular park hours. Please watch for flaggers in the work areas—single lane closures are in place during construction in the park. Neighbors and park users can expect to see and hear excavators, loaders, pipe, steel plates, gravel and dump trucks.

For more information, please visit the Gladstone construction activities page or “all work underway” mapcontact us via email. call the hotline at 503-697-6502.