Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Update on Meridian Hill wall construction

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the rehabilitation going on at Meridian Hill Park, which is getting refurbished bathrooms, a police lodge (I guess a place for police to sit when they're monitoring the park), and some reinforced walls. ANC commish Brianne Nadeau forwards an update from the National Park Service, which maintains the park:
The contractor who is performing the work to stabilize the highwall on the 16th Street side of Meridian Hill Park needs to move in a specialized crane.  To limit the impact on traffic and park users the contractor will be delivering the unit to Meridian Hill Park on Tuesday, October 19 at 4:00 a.m.  entering the park at Euclid and 15th Street.  The equipment is oversized, so it will be escorted by USPP through the park to the construction site along the 16th Street wall.  They will be putting down protective mats and cribbing to protect the grass and sidewalks as they move through the park and into position.  The delivery truck and machine are both below the noise limit of 50 dec.

Please post this to the community as soon as you can so they will have ample notification.  The Park regrets any inconvenience but the plan to use this crane will help to expedite the work and eliminate the need for additional lane closures on 16th Street.

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