Stadium Construction Update: June 2019
Inside The Fence
We continue "drilling & filling" augercast piles
We removed walls on the north side to continue with the piles.
Hard rains have been a factor.
Outside The Fence
We rerouted pipe under Galena Alley. Now we’ve turned north on Central Parkway
We removed the pavers on Galena, placed the pipe, and then replaced the pavers up the alley
We’re currently working on Central Parkway to connect pipe underground
We will continue work going up Central Parkway.
We will be in the road installing underground pipe.
Heat Related Illnesses
As we move into the summer months, we focus on heat on the jobsite.
We discuss risk factors, symptoms, and preventive measures to beat the heat.
Risk Factors – high temps, heavy physical labor, low liquid intake
Symptoms – headache, dizziness, fainting, nausea, confusion
Prevention – training, drinking water, modified work schedules, frequent breaks, designated cooldown areas
Stadium Construction Update: May 2019
Inside The Fence
We have started deep foundations/augercast piles.
Over 1200 piles will be drilled for the construction of the stadium.
Ironworkers will tie rebar cages that will then be placed in each deep foundation pile.
Arranged end to end, these piles would be equal to 117 Great American Towers stacked on top of one another.
Outside The Fence
We’ve made significant progress in the 42” water pipe on Central Parkway.
We connected a large Y-section of pipe to the existing pipe in the the existing pipe in the tunnel
We used a crane to pick up and place the connection piece.
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Stadium Construction Update: April 2019
Welcome to the first monthly FC Cincinnati stadium construction update for our neighbors and community. Please note, activity is subject to change. Updates will be sent between newsletters as needed.
Expected Activity in April
Deep Foundations will begin
Foundations are supported with augercast piles.
For most of the stadium site, these will be drilled into the soil to minimize noise and vibration.
We will begin on the northern portion of the site and work south towards Ezzard Charles.
The new 42" water lines at Central Parkway and Ezzard Charles will be connected.
Connections or “tie-ins” to the existing water line in the old subway tunnel is scheduled for early April.
A new line replaced a 100+ year old water line. We recognize the inconvenience this has caused. The positive outcome is the quality of the new pipe.
Also connecting the new 12" pipe along John Street for residents.
Ezzard Charles: This week, we will use a crane to lower a Y section of the water main into the tunnel located at Central Parkway and Ezzard Charles. This is expected to last two days and there will be some road closures on Central Parkway as well as the entire westbound lanes of Ezzard Charles remaining closed.
In early April, we will work extended hours during the waterline connection work on Central Parkway and Ezzard Charles. This work in the tunnel is expected to take 10 days.
Westbound Ezzard Charles between John Street and Linn Street will reopen April 4th. All lanes on Ezzard Charles are expected to reopen April 15th.
Recap of March Site Work
The decorative medallions from the former State Theater were saved for repurposing later.
Soil in the site was moved to bring the stadium pitch (field) to the correct height.