Fort Buhlow Bridge and Approaches Project Update
Crews are finishing up work for the opening of the Northbound Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS RR) Overpass which is expected to be completed in the next 3 -4 weeks. The process will then begin for moving the traffic over and crews will begin demolition of existing overpass.
Crews have been processing wet embankment material. Additionally, crews have been cutting ditches and cleaning up project site. Crews have been cutting lime, and excavating and hauling embankment/select material on Southbound US 71/165.
Last week Tarrasco Steel tied the rebar cage for the test shaft and Load-Test personnel came in and installed the Osterberg Cell into the rebar cage. Now crews are working to prepare for test drill shaft by working on the rebar cage for the shaft and preparing for the concrete pour. Crews are also setting up crane and Kelly bar system to drill out the test shaft on Tuesday.
For the Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS RR) Overpass crews are rubbing and finishing the concrete coping at the MSE wall. Stone revetment placed on north abutment and crews worked to haul embankment for the Northbound frontage road and dressing up the worksite. A major item of work completed this week was the laying of 48.8 tons of hot mix on the south abutment shoulders. Crews also completed the safety fence on top of the KCS RR Overpass.
· Broke the cores for the barrier rail and it will be allowed to stay in place at 50% pay.
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