Saturday, November 24, 2012

Retaining wall progress

Yesterday work continued at the project site, with lining fabric being attached to the inside of the wall, as you can see in this photo.

Tomorrow Emily and I will meet to  mark the locations for the trees on the streets so that Friends of the Urban Forest can augur holes on November 30th for the December 1st tree planting day.

We are also going to delineate the areas of asphalt to be removed from the street which will be planted in order to prevent the erosion at the bottom of the street, and to slow traffic - one of DPW's stipulations for the project. If you've ever tried to turn the corner at the bottom in a car you'll know it's perilous, and there's been more than one speed-related accident as people zoom round there to avoid the 4-way stop at Mississippi and Mariposa. Simlarly people park very haphazardly at the corner, often leaving cars almost in the middle of the street.

As a result we plan to make 3 or 4 car-sized bulb-outs into the parking on the east side only to collect storm water and slow traffic. We will not be performing any work to the West side of the street at all.

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