Construction Update: Union Station (January 22, 2013)

Regional Bus Facility (LRT to DUS Building)

In the interior of the bus facility, crews are continuing the installation of the electrical/mechanical rough-ins, fire protection and lighting. The installation of insulation, drywall, and the metal panels that are the final finishes in the pedestrian concourse are in progress as is the installation of the “store front” glass that separates the pedestrian concourse from the bus loading area. Paving of the sidewalk and bus slips outside of the pedestrian concourse is taking place. Crews are also working on the stairs, escalators, and elevator from the CRT platforms to the underground bus facility.

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Commuter Rail (CRT) and Train Hall

Fabrication of the steel for the commuter rail train hall canopy is occurring off-site. Erection of the trusses for the south end of the train hall canopy will start the week of January 28, 2013. Work on the commuter rail tracks and track turn-outs is in progress. Work is also being continued on the Amtrak canopy and “tech trusses” (structure on platforms within Train Hall).

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Streets and Utilities

Crews continue to work on the sidewalk along 16th St. on the south side from Wewatta St. to mid -block (by Anthony’s), completing the concrete underslabs and laying the granite. Crews will be working in the intersection of 16th St. and Wewatta St. starting mid-January for the next month. Traffic will shift on Wewatta St. between 15th St. and 16th St. Northbound traffic will navigate on the east side of the median and southbound traffic on the west side (in the outside lanes) so that crews can work in the center. Pedestrians in the area will be able to use the sidewalk on the north side of 16th St. between Chestnut Pl. and the east side of Wewatta St. and then move to the south side of 16th St. in the designated area. Pedestrians and motorists in the area should continue to follow signage and look for changing conditions. Crews are continuing to pave Wewatta St. between 17th St. and 18th St. as well as the associated sidewalks.

Pavilions and Plaza

Crews are installing light fixtures in the Chestnut Pavilion and pouring the topping slab and electrical mechanical rough-ins for the Wewatta Pavilion. Work will begin on the DUS Pavilion, the connection between the historic station building and the train hall, in late January or early February. In the Wynkoop Plaza, crews are working on the water feature and the granite seat walls. In the Wewatta Plaza, tree trenches, granite seat wall foundations and light fixtures are being installed.

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