Thursday - November 17, 2016

Large crane in full swing at Waluga site

Large 360-ton crane delivered and set up at the reservoir site.

7 ft. square portions of the roof are removed by the large crane, typically two at a time. Each piece weighs 5,500 pounds.

Materials are then trucked off site for crushing and reuse.

Waluga Reservoir 1 Roof Replacement Construction Update

Great news – crews have made solid progress with demolition and finished saw-cutting the roof yesterday! Neighbors, thank you for your patience over the last few weeks with this very noisy activity.

Some saw-cutting remains for the columns inside the tank itself, but this noise will be more intermittent, compared to the recent roof saw-cutting work. Column saw-cutting is expected to begin in early December, and take about a week to complete.

Large crane in full swing!

On Monday, November 14, a large 360-ton crane was delivered and set up at the reservoir site. By mid-morning it was already in full swing, flying 5,500 pound, 7 ft. square portions of the roof onto trucks for off-site crushing and reuse! Roof deck removal will continue through early December. As the roof is removed, so will the shoring support that was set up inside the tank.

The large crane will be on site for a few weeks. In early December, it will lift a smaller crane inside the tank. The smaller crane will help remove the existing columns, and begin forming the new columns and footings.

Over the next few weeks, neighbors can expect to see and hear a large crane operating overhead, a saw-cutter working inside the tank, a vacuum truck operating, and truck traffic carrying roof portions and other materials during work hours.

Generally, work hours are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., with some Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. In observance of Thanksgiving, no work will occur on Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27. Crews will return on Monday, November 28.

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.