Construction on the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project, specifically the phase two concrete pours for the portion of the sidewalks nearest the buildings, was stalled the past couple of weeks due to unforeseen subsurface basements and work PG&E needed to complete to make their utility boxes meet the new grade elevations of the sidewalks. This morning around 6AM, crews were able to start pouring the new concrete along the East-side of Castro Street between 18th and 19th and expect the pouring to continue tomorrow and on Monday. The completion schedule for the remaining sidewalk pours are as follows:
Castro Street east between 18th and 19th Street - Completed August 22
Castro Street east between Market and 18th Street - Completed August 29
Castro Street west between 18th and 19th Street - Completed August 29
Castro Street west between Market and 18th Street - Completed September 5
The work on the street surface itself continues with crews hoping to finish installing a new waterline along the 400 and 500 blocks of Castro Street by next week. In the following days, crews will begin to layout the street base repair work. The asphalt that was applied to the street in advance of Pride 2014 was temporary. Although construction crews still had work remaining (the water line work and street base repairs), they needed to make the street safe for motorists and pedestrians during Pride. Crews will replace the damaged sections of street base prior to final paving. The street base is located underneath the asphalt roadway and will require crews to saw-cut the roadway in order to access any damaged/broken concrete. Replacing the damaged street base will maximize the life of the final pavement.