Monday - October 31, 2016

WR1 roof saw-cutting begins Nov. 7

Shoring support has been set up inside the tank.

Waluga Reservoir 1 Roof Replacement Construction Update

A new work platform has been established around the perimeter of the WR1, and shoring support has been set up inside the tank.

Noisy activity starting soon – roof saw-cutting

Starting the week of November 7, crews expect to begin saw-cutting the Waluga Reservoir 1 roof into small pieces. Unfortunately, this activity will be very noisy for nearby neighbors, and is expected to take about two weeks to complete. As the roof is cut into pieces, a crane will remove each portion from the roof, along with the columns.

Neighbors can expect to see and hear a crew of workers saw-cutting sections of the roof, a large crane operating overhead, an increase in dump trucks and delivery and movement of materials and equipment during work hours. Generally, work hours are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., with some Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thank you for your patience during this important work.

Large crane delivery

In mid-November, a very large (360 ton) crane will be delivered to the site using several large trucks. To minimize traffic impacts during delivery, peak hours will be avoided. Please watch for flaggers and expect some minor delays during delivery. This crane will be used during the demolition process, moving the cut portions of the roof and the columns into trucks for off-site removal.

Temporary signs on Carman Drive

Two large eastbound and westbound “trucks entering roadway” temporary signs have been installed along Carman Drive, about 350 feet either side of the reservoir entrance. This signage is part of the traffic management plan, to help alert oncoming traffic that large trucks are entering and exiting the reservoir site. The signs will be in place through spring 2017.

Pedestrian access safety reminder

Through spring 2017, there is no public access allowed on the site due to active construction. All pathways through the reservoir site are closed to ensure safety. Thank you for your assistance and patience.

For more information about construction visit the Construction Flyer or us, or follow @LOTWater on Twitter.