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Richmond Ferry Terminal Project: Past Updates

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April 13: Site work this week included stripping forms from last week’s concrete pour, continuing trenches for parking lot lighting conduit and pull boxes and excavation of soil in the planter areas. The contractor also began building the falsework for the passenger shelter.

Next week will see forming and pouring of curbs and wheel stops, continuation of work on the Joint trench and falsework and start of irrigation system installation.

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April 6: The big news for the Richmond Ferry Terminal project for this week is that the pile cap/foundation rebar has been completed and the concrete has been placed.

The electrical trenching for parking lot and street lights are in and have been covered with slurry as well as most of the Joint trench along Harbour Way South. Additional conduit and preparations for the irrigation infrastructure were also done.

Offhaul of excavated soil that wnet to contaminated material disposal facilities was completed this week before the anticipated Friday rain. Next week the forms for the pile cap/foundation will see be stripped and we will see further progress on the forms for the passenger shelter. The electrical subcontractor will begin drilling holes for CIP parking lot lighting foundations and will extend the joint trench to the Pile cap/foundation.

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March 30: With resumption of dry weather the pace of construction has accelerated. Fabrication of passenger shelter forms continues and installation of pile cap/foundations forms is nearly complete, The lower levels of rebar for the pile cap/foundation have been installed and rebar for this structure should be completed early next week.

The electrical trenching for parking lot and street lights as well as the joint trench along Harbour Way south are nearing completion, including installation of conduit and pull boxes. The contractor expects to partially backfill the trenches with slurry this Saturday.

Next week will see further progress on the pile cap/foundation rebar placement of forms and reinforcing steel for the plaza foundation/pile cap. The contractor will begin installing street light/parking lot light foundation next week as well.

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March 23: Despite wet weather, site clearing and demolition continued. The excavation for the plaza area foundation/pile cap has been completed and fabrication of the forms for this and the passenger shelter are moving along smartly. Conduits and pull boxes have been installed for the parking lot lighting in lot 2 and partially installed in lot 3. Removal of trees has been completed.

Next week will see further progress on parking lot lights and placement of forms and reinforcing steel for the plaza foundation/pile cap.

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March 16: Demolition and site clearing continued this week somewhat hampered by wet weather. The remainder of the existing site lighting poles were dropped (gently) and handed over to the City electrical staff. The plaza area concrete has been removed as well as the concrete foundations that supported the old kayak launch facility. Crews continue building forms for the plaza area foundation and are starting on soffit forms for the passenger shelter. The shrubbery along the south side of the site has been cleared.

Excavation of the plaza area foundation will resume after two days of dry weather, potentially as early as Monday. Next week, demolition will continue in parking area 3 (the southern most parking area).

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March 9: The foundation piles are in and driven to grade. Demolition of plaza, parking area and sidewalks is well underway. All of the saw cutting for demolition is complete except for parking lot 3 which remains in use by Ford Building tenants. The asphalt in the planter and walkway areas in lots 1 and 2 has been removed as has the sidewalk along the West side of Harbour Way South. Much of the old fencing has been taken down and the old concrete piles which used to line the parking area have all been reduced to rubble with the rebar extracted. Contractor has started building concrete forms for the plaza foundation and the passenger shelter soffit.

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March 3: The bottom halves of the four plaza foundation piles were driven to grade and cut fair. The upper halves have been lofted, welded into place and the welds have been inspected. Things are in readiness to finishing the pile driving early next week. Site demolition continues with saw cutting asphalt and concrete around the site.

Predrilling pile #1 Driving Plaza Pile  
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February 23: Deliveries of the land side Pipe Piles, and the pile driving rig transformed the staging area from a parking area into something that is starting to look like a construction yard. Demolition started with removal of the existing street lighting and stacking them in a corner of the laydown area for pick up by the City of Richmond. On Friday, the contractor began drilling out the first 10 – 15 ft for the foundation piles and is expected to begin driving by the end of the day.

Street Lights preserved for City of Richmond
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February 16: Continuing this week was the stormwater mitigation implementation and removal of existing railing along the waterfront. Temporary barriers and railing were installed where the original railing had been removed for rehabilitation. In preparation for demolition work next week the surveyors did staking and marking out saw cut lines. Pavement demolition in advance of the pile driving has started.

Temp railing at Sheridan Point and barriers along the Southern shoreline. Barrier along Southern Shore.  
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February 9: Continuation of Storm Water mitigation installations, start of equipment staging and start of dismantling the railing along the South Shoreline are the most significant field activities this week. Administrative accomplishments include City conditional permit approval allowing pile driving to start on the 20th. Responses to the City’s permit review comments and questions is ongoing.

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