Columbia Lane Construction
A lot of construction is going to be happening on Columbia lane over the course of the next year. Three different projects will be worked on intermittently on the road and it can be hard to keep track of who’s working on what. So here’s a basic breakdown of all the work that will be done on Columbia Lane:
Questar Gas is installing a 12-inch high pressure gas line down Columbia Lane with a regulator station being built just south of the tank site. They have contracted with Canyon and expect the work in the street north of the roundabout to be complete by the end of June.
West Side Tank Transmission Line
Provo City is constructing a 24-30 inch water line through the Grand View Neighborhood. The affected areas are 820 N and Independence Avenue to 1950 N and Columbia Lane. This project is responsible for the sand and base course piles in the neighborhoods and for the recent road closures. The city has contracted through Vancon and will be finishing the asphalt through Grand View this week. The project is expected to be completed by mid-June.
West Side Tank Project
Provo City has contracted with ProBuild to construct a six million gallon water storage reservoir. The tank pad, wall, and culvert are complete, and the site needs two months to “rest” to allow for potential settlement before construction on the tank can begin (which is expected to being near the end of July). Work on the tank overflow/drain line will begin after Questar finishes their portion of work.
Canyon Road Project
The Canyon Road project is being completed as part of the 2016 Provo City Streets Rehabilitation Project and includes:
- Removal and replacement of all concrete curb and gutter along both the east and west sides of Canyon Road from Stadium Avenue to 2230 North. Also includes spot replacement of curb between Stadium Ave and University Parkway.
- Removal of all the existing concrete sidewalk (currently 4-feet wide) and installation of new 6-foot wide concrete sidewalk on both the east and west side of Canyon Road from Stadium Avenue to 2230 North.
- Conversion of the existing 24-inch steel water line, which was abandoned last summer with the installation of a new 24-inch ductile iron waterline, into storm drainage facilities that will provide storm drain facilities to this part of the city where none currently exist. This includes installation of storm drain inlets, piping and manholes over existing steel pipe.
- Installation of new street lighting.
- Following the curb, gutter, sidewalk and utility installation the entire roadway surface from 2230 North to University Parkway will be rotomilled and a new asphalt surface installed.
- Kilgore Contracting began work on May 23 and will be completing all of the curb, gutter, sidewalk, and utility work between now and the first week in July. They will be required to have all lanes of traffic open and pedestrian paths restored prior to the Freedom Festival and Stadium of Fire. Kilgore hopes to be able to complete the mill and overlay prior to the Stadium of fire and Freedom Festival, however, this will likely occur after.
Kilgore has concentrated their efforts of the west side of Canyon Road where they will complete all the concrete and utility improvements prior to moving traffic and starting work on the east side. Kilgore and their subcontractors are working with residents and homeowners along Canyon Road in order to ensure access into their homes during the many construction activities that are taking place. One traffic lane is being maintained in both the northbound and southbound directions during the entirety of work, with the exception of some very limited instances where water service tie-ins require a full road closure with access available to local traffic only.
The curb and gutter is currently being placed on the west side with street lighting and sidewalk to follow in the next few days and into next week. It is anticipated that all concrete and utility work will be completed on the west side prior to June 15 when the traffic will be shifted and work will commence on the east side.
Residents are encouraged to reach out to Kilgore representatives in the event that access to their homes is blocked. Chris Whitman is the Project Superintendent for
Kilgore Companies and can help to resolve any issues that may arise along the project. Chris can be reached at 801-330-5623.