Due to some poor formatting on my part, some people thought it was me moving on to a new job at WSDOT, where actually it was Marquise Allen - more from the Aurora Bridge Project below. I am still here, so if you have questions, comments or suggestions for information you would like me to share with the FHA community, send it my way.
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Aurora Bridge project update - Nov. 30, 2018
I know you’re used to hearing about our work on the Aurora Bridge from Marqise on a weekly basis, but he is moving on to Washington State Ferries. I’m Tom Pearce, and I’ll be taking over project communications for him. That means regular emails from me to help keep you up to date with our progress. With that said, here’s the latest:
The crews from Liberty Maintenance are going to work this Sunday, Dec. 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., but they understand they’re not supposed to make noise like during a weekday. They plan to:
· Move scaffolding inside the containment.
· Apply touch-up paint to sections of the bridge that already have been painted.
Liberty has a couple more weeks of work before they break for the holidays. The good news is no night work is planned for the rest of 2018. Liberty hopes to finish roughly the first half of the bridge painting by Dec. 15. That will allow them to take down the tarps on the bridge in case of high winds during their break. They’ll reinstall them for work beginning Monday, Jan. 14.
During Liberty’s holiday break, we’ll take down all of our noise monitors to have them recalibrated, just to make sure they are in good shape when they restart work in the new year. Also, because there will be no dust-producing activity, the air quality monitors will not operate during the break.
While Liberty will shut down sand blasting and painting operations for the holidays, rivet busting is scheduled to begin Monday, Dec. 17, and continue through Friday, Dec. 21, when they’ll break for the holidays. Rivet busting is a noisy process, but not a consistent noise like the sandblasting. That work will only take place during the day. Thanks for your patience while we complete this important work.
So far the crew has found more than 600 rivets that need to be replaced. That sounds like a lot, but this bridge has tens of thousands of rivets holding the steel structure together. They’re only removing rivets from areas that already have been painted, so this work will not produce dust.
It was nice to get out and meet several of you late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28, near the floating home mailboxes. I know how important issues are to you, and I hope I can meet the level of service Marqise has been providing you. Always feel free to contact me with questions or comments.
All the best,