On Monday, in preparation for the installation of pavers, the asphalt will be removed on the north sidewalk of the 200 block starting at Simeon’s and moving west. The sidewalk will be temporarily closed for through traffic. However, a construction worker will assist tenants and customers that are entering or exiting the buildings in this area. The planter curbs will also be installed in the four planter areas on the 200 block.
A concrete control strip will be poured from Taste of Thai to Simeon’s. The concrete control strip is a narrow band of concrete that is poured on top of the base slab, along the building fronts. The purpose of the control strip is to provide a solid, straight edge for the new concrete pavers to be installed against. The width of the strip will vary depending on the edge of the building front.
The southwest gateway footer (near Pack n Ship) will be back filled mid-week.
Last week, the wooden construction fence was replaced with chainlink between the Home Dairy Alley crossing and Trolley Circle area to allow the contractors to begin working on two of the six planter areas on the 100 block. Chainlink fence was installed again at the Trolley Circle area in front of Center Ithaca. After the asphalt was removed, a pedestrian crossing was created near the entrance of Center Ithaca for easier access between Bank Alley and the Commons.
The four Kiosks were installed the week of 3/23. A kiosk (pronounced KEE-ahsk) is an interactive physical structure (often including a computer and a display screen) that displays information for people walking by. The Kiosks on the Commons will provide information regarding location of downtown businesses, business products and local events.
Srystone is installing pavers at the Bernie Milton Pavilion in Bank Alley. The contractor will continue to install the pavers in the rest of Bank Alley for the rest of the week.
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