Monthly Construction and Environmental Update

West End (Station 2137 at SR 79 to Station 2190)

  • Gas utility contractor relocation work ongoing near SR 79 utilizing both open
    trench and directional bore methods of installation.
  • Utility construction-related traffic control and water quality protection present, but
    ALDOT is not currently working on the project near SR 79.
  • No clearing or roadway construction activities have taken place on West End
    near SR 79 to date.

East End (Station 2200 to Station 2235 at SR 75)

  • Clearing underway for road construction and haul road construction near SR75.
  • Disturbance and stabilization of site completed for about 3500 feet of project.
  • Soil Nail wall design and blasting plan under review by ALDOT.
  • 30,000 tons of rip rap being placed for rock buttress near soil nail wall.
  • Harvesting of merchantable timber almost complete.
  • Permitted burning of non-merchantable woody debris from active work area
    completed on April 30, 2014.
  • Excavation and drainage for haul road construction ongoing.
  • Temporary, permanent, and post-construction (BMPs) in place or under construction.
    • Construction entrances stabilized.
    • Disturbed areas temporarily stabilized with blown or hydraulically-applied
    • Sediment barriers installed at buffers, stream and construction limits.
    • Sediment Retention Barrier installed at several locations.
    • Five sedimentation basins with skimmers and baffles completed.
    • Five Level spreaders associated with permanent sedimentation basins
    • Temporary slope drains, diversion berms and swales, sumps and ditch checks installed near haul road area.
    • Cross drainage (48″ concrete pipe) completed near SR75.

Environmental Status this reporting period:

  • 12 Rain Days: April 4 (0.33″), April 6 (0.06″), April 7 (4.27″), April 9 (0.06″), April 14 (0.79″), April 15 (0.85″), April 18 (0.13), April 22 (0.15), April 25 (0.11″), April 27 (0.55″), April 29 (2.32″), April 30 (0.78″)
  • Total rainfall approximately 10.13″
  • No water quality violations this month.
  • No air-quality permit violations by ALDOT or Jefferson County.
  • Inspection by ADEM performed on April 10, 2014. No major issues noted.