Retaining Wall Update: Blocks Arrive

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The official diagram showing the working area of the project.

Truck after truck of old brick rubble came trundling into the park last week to consolidate the staging / stockpiling area. All of this material will eventually have to be scraped up and carted off again; probably late next month. No doubt this will have added substantially to the cost. Meanwhile, big blocks that will form the new retaining wall have arrived.

Mild weather has brought new problems, this time for pedestrians and cyclists; mud. This mud is unavoidable for anyone wishing to travel past the construction. It might be helpful if the construction crew – ever vigilant for pedestrians (wishing to stay clean) straying through the paved area – could spread some wood chips to make life easier and cleaner for people.

Large machinery resting on the base.

Large machinery resting on the base.

 

A close-up of the base.

A close-up of the base.

 

Blocks for the retaining wall are waiting to be installed. The fence is about 6' high.

Blocks for the retaining wall are ready to be installed. The fence is about 6′ high.

 

The blocks are natural stone.

The blocks are natural stone and should last a few years!

 

This is the treacherous route for people moving past the construction.

This is the slippery quagmire for pedestrians and cyclists. Wood chips will help greatly here.

 

Cyclists have obviously made their mark.

Cyclists are making their mark.

Update: Wood chips were quickly applied to the quagmire making things easier for the pedestrians who must pass through.

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One thought on “Retaining Wall Update: Blocks Arrive

  1. Jill

    Thanks for the updates. I’m looking forward to driving out for a visit once the work is done. I miss “my” river.

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