(This message comes from Sound Transit on behalf of the Washington State Department of Transportation)
Starting as early as Friday, September 9, pile driving is scheduled to occur at Clover Creek Drive along the track. This work is being done in order to upgrade the rail crossing in that area.
Pile driving is a process that uses a large crane that forces the piles (poles) into the soil in order to provide foundational support for bridges or other large structures.
What to expect
- Individuals will hear a metal against metal hammering as piles are driven into the ground
- Pile driving work can occur Friday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – if contractor is running behind schedule, nighttime pile driving may occur.
- Equipment and materials will include a crane, trucks and piles
- Earplugs are available upon request to Corrie Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clover Creek Drive Southwest Intersection Closure
Drivers can expect a full road closure at Clover Creek Drive Southwest and the rail crossing starting as early as Tuesday, September 13 and lasting until Sunday, September 18. Sound Transit’s contractor will be upgrading the old train tracks and completing civil improvements to the intersection at that intersection.
What to expect:
- Neighbors, motorists and businesses can expect work along the existing railroad track route that includes:
- Equipment will sound similar to a truck engine running and vacuuming gravel, rail cutting, and general construction noise.
- Access to residence and businesses will be maintained through Glenwood Avenue Southwest.
- Work will take place during the day and night in order to
WSDOT has contracted with Sound Transit to deliver the track and signal work, including upgrading crossings, bridge rehabilitation and construction and retaining wall construction.
The Point Defiance Bypass project includes a new Amtrak passenger train station in Tacoma’s Freighthouse Square, new and upgraded track between Tacoma and DuPont and five reconstructed at-grade crossings, each with advanced warning and signal systems. When all work is complete in 2017 it will provide more frequent, reliable and faster Amtrak Cascades passenger rail service in Washington.Print This Post