Main Road Bridge Replacement Update #5 - February 16, 2018

[Project Update]

Friday, February 9, 2018: Roper Construction continued to haul off overburden to the Grindstone site to run through the grizzly and separate rock. The contractor is bringing a small excavator with Teledyne to complete rock removal at the north headwall, and George Esqueda from Zia Engineering was on-site doing inspections.

Monday, February 12, 2018: Crews were hammering rock at the north headwall and hauling off material to Grindstone site. The north headwalls were almost to final grade at the end of the day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018: The contractor cut the final grade and prepared to bring in engineered fill. Zia Engineering gave information on the cutting of the northeast wing wall and discussed concrete set times.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Engineered fill was brought in for footings and material continued to be hauled to the Grindstone site. Village of Ruidoso officials met on-site with contractor and engineer and the following items were discussed:

·      Adding more lighting to the dark intersections on the detour route

·      Getting an updated construction schedule from contractor

·      Alignment of the Gabion baskets

·      Assisted engineer with some field measurements

·      The plugging plan for the monitoring well

·      The concrete pour and rebar inspection

·      Reminded them to get extra cylinders for testing when contractor pours concrete

Thursday, February 15, 2018: The weekly public meeting was held at 8:30 AM, and we had 4 citizens in attendance. The following items were discussed:

·      Adding lighting to the “Dark Corner” on Maple Drive (Marchall Prudencio with the Street Department will add additional lighting)

·      A party that occurred on Ebarb and had the road reduced to one lane.  Chief Hooker said to contact RPD if this occurs, and they will assist in contacting the owners of the vehicles.

·      Snow Removal was discussed, Marchall Prudencio indicated that he had come out at midnight and 4:00 AM to check the conditions of the detour route and no maintenance was needed.

·      Funding of the bridge (EDA)

·      Talked about indicating when bridge was passable “Not Open” in case an emergency occurred, and we could use it for an emergency escape route.

·      Chief Hooker indicated that patrols were being done, and that the detour route is on close patrol. He also indicated that heightened patrol would take place during Spring Break if deemed necessary

The following is the anticipated progress for next week:

·      Building of forms for headwalls

·      Pouring concrete for headwalls

·      Final grading for installation of Gabion baskets

If you have any questions on the project, please visit our Main Bridge Replacement Project page or contact Village Hall at 575-258-4343.