Construction Update: Union Station (May 16, 2013)

Regional Bus Facility (LRT to DUS Building)

In the interior of the bus facility, crews are continuing to work on installing 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, is continuing as is the installation of the store front glass that separates the pedestrian concourse from the bus loading area. Other finish work, like millwork, terrazzo tile for the floor, and glass tiles on the walls is also progressing. Additionally, crews are working on the stairs, escalators, and elevators that will transport individuals from the CRT platforms to the underground bus facility.

Courtesy of James Jenson

Courtesy of James Jenson

Commuter Rail (CRT) and Train Hall

With the Train Hall canopy structure complete, crews are now working on touch-up painting, installation of gutters and technology wiring. The pedestrian bridge, connecting the Wynkoop Plaza to Wewatta Street at the north end of the canopy, has been placed so work will continue on the stairs and elevators that will provide access from the pedestrian bridge to the platforms. The installation of the PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) fabric (similar to the roof at DIA) is also underway.

Courtesy of James Jenson

Courtesy of James Jenson

Work on the CRT platform extensions and the associated wall erection is in progress. This work includes grading, installing conduit, storm drains, backfill and concrete slabs.

Crews will be working on connecting the tracks that they have been installing from 23rd Street south to the track installed under the Train Hall canopy on top of the bus box.

Streets and Utilities

Wewatta Street, which has been closed since August 2011, will re-open on May 31st between 19th Street and 16th Street. One lane will be open in each direction to allow for construction adjacent to Wewatta Street. This opening will provide additional north/south access through the Central Platte Valley.

Courtesy of James Jenson

Courtesy of James Jenson

Crews continue to work on the Pavilions at Chestnut and Wewatta. In the Wewatta Plaza, tree trenches, granite seat wall foundations and light fixtures are being installed. With the warmer weather, planting of trees, flowers and shrubs will be ongoing.

Granite paver installation will begin at the Wynkoop Plaza.

Pavilions and Plaza

Crews continue to work on the Pavilions at Chestnut and Wewatta. In the Wewatta Plaza, tree trenches, granite seat wall foundations and light fixtures are being installed. With the warmer weather, planting of trees, flowers and shrubs will be ongoing.

Granite paver installation will begin at the Wynkoop Plaza.

*Thank you DUSPA Newsletter!*

 

 

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