Monthly Construction and Environmental Update

West End (SR 79)

  • Construction safety zone in effect along SR79. Speed limit reduced to 45 mph.
  • Culvert slopes west of SR79 remain stabilized with permanent vegetation, Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECP), and wattles installed at culvert walls.
  • Final layer of asphalt completed.
  • Permanent traffic stripping, pavement markers, and signs scheduled to be completed during the first week of November.
  • Three Step Pools near Green Drive along Self Creek are functional. All areas remain stabilized with permanent vegetation and RECP.
  • Sediment Basins slopes remain stabilized with permanent seed and RECP.
  • Perimeter controls remain in place along stream to protect water quality.
  • Sediment Basins (with pumps and skimmers) on SR 79 functioning properly. Active stormwater treatment applied as necessary to discharge clean water.

Mainline (Station 2150 to Station 2235 at SR 75)

Completed construction

  • Soil Nail Wall, and Pneumatic Concrete Blanket completed.
  • Finished slopes stabilized with permanent vegetation.
  • Mainline subgrade has been completely “capped” with small aggregate.

Perimeter and other appropriate BMPs being installed as required or needed.

  • Eight permanent and four temporary sedimentation basins with skimmers remain functional. Active stormwater treatment used as necessary to discharge clean water from basins.
  • Eight Level Spreaders associated with permanent sedimentation basins are functional.
  • Inlet grates have been installed on all median drainage boxes.
  • Trash rack grates have been installed on all sedimentation basins.

East End (SR 75)

  • Construction safety zone in effect along SR75. Speed limit reduced to 45 mph.
  • Final asphalt layer completed. Permanent traffic stripping and signs remaining.
  • New ditch slopes have been protected with RECP and hay mulch.
  • Detention Basin- Basin soils remain stabilized with permanent vegetation.
  • Ramp and access road near church have been paved.
  • Permanent vegetation will be mowed during first week of November.
  • Guard rail installation along shoulders is completed.

General items

  • ADEM Storm Water General Construction Permit Notice of Termination will be applied for during first week of November 2016.
  • Completed ramp slopes remain stabilized with permanent seed and RECP. Completed ramp roads remain “capped” with aggregate.
  • “Punch list” work throughout project site remains on-going.

Environmental Status this reporting period

  • One Rain Days: 10/17 (0.08”),
  • Total rainfall for October was less than 0.1 inches.
  • There were no “qualifying rain events” (greater or equal to 0.75”) and no Non-Compliant conditions during October.