The long awaited construction of the 2nd Street Plaza (it’s unofficial name for now) has begun even while the rain is pouring down on all of us, including the construction crews. The plaza design includes stamped, colored, concrete is various location around the plaza. All of the rest of the plaza area will be covered in paving stones. The following design plan shows a sample of the stones and colored concrete that will be used.
Local companies will be helping in the construction including Bros and Hoes Landscaping, Westwind Concrete, CoastWide Ready Mix and several other companies from around the state.
Brent Pierson, project manager for this part of the ODOT Intersection Project, commented on April 25, 2017 that the project will be completed in a month barring no unforeseen circumstances, such as unknown tanks underground in the sidewalks. He explained the entire west sidewalk construction on Pacific Avenue had four unknown tanks buried under the sidewalks which had to be removed, then ground testing was required. Each of these tanks caused a week delay, therefore one full month of construction was lost for the Pacific Avenue sidewalks. He noted one of the tanks still had over 1,000 gallons of oil in it, which had to be dealt with.
Of course the weather has not been very cooperative this year for outdoor construction therefore the timing schedule for the different components of the ODOT Intersection project have taken longer than anticipated. Everyone involved with the project appreciates the patience of the community members and the visitors coming to Tillamook.
Little by little things are taking shape!