ACCESS -The entire project area will be closed, starting October 3, 2016.
- The main trail from the tennis courts to Wakefield Drive will be closed.
- There will be no public access across the park between the tennis courts and Wakefield Drive.
- Each of the four playgrounds in the parkland will remain open throughout the construction
- Access to the parkland from Aunt Lilly La and Ossian Hall La will remain open.
- There will be three points for construction access to the project area from public streets. These will be:
- From the south TCC parking lot near the tennis court gazebo
- Along Elizabeth Lane below Mary Lee Lane – (This entrance to the parkland will be completely blocked.)
- Wakefield Drive near the stream crossing
- The lower portion of the south TCC parking lot will be blocked but pedestrian access to the gazebo and tennis courts will be maintained.
- There will be noise from the construction equipment operating in the parkland.
- Most work will be done during weekdays, although the contractor can work on weekends or Federal holidays.
- The contractor will be on site at 6:30 am but will not operate equipment before 7 am (9 am on weekends and Federal holidays).
- The work day will generally end in the late afternoon, but the contractor can work until 9 pm if needed.
- There will be loss of existing trees but the design has been tailored to save as many healthy, mature trees as possible.
- Equipment access paths have been designed to minimize damage to trees.
- The chance of damage to root structures of healthy trees near construction access paths will be minimuzed by using protective matting
PATHS & BRIDGES
- Paths within the construction area will be replaced with new 6-foot wide asphalt paths.
- (Separately, THA intends to refurbish the remaining parkland paths immediately following the stream restoration project.)
- All bridges, except Golden Gate bridge, in the project area will be replaced with a different design bridge.
- Golden Gate bridge will be eliminated.
- The asphalt paths will be sloped as necessary for the approaches to the bridges,with handrails where the slope is steeper than 10% grade.
- All bridge approaches will be sloped less than many of the current wooden approach ramps.
- Streambanks will be planted with native vegetation through biodegradable matting that protects the banks from erosion until the vegetation can be established.
A FEW MONTHS AFTER CONSTRUCTION – (FALL 2017)
- Native trees and shrubs will be planted. The seedlings will initially be only a few feet high. Some may be protected by screens from deer grazing.