The next phase of pre-construction on the Redwood Tower project downtown will take place this Friday, the City of Redwood City said Tuesday.
City representatives caution that traffic downtown could be disrputed this Friday as work continues on relocating an underground storm culvert at Middlefield Road and Winslow Street, near Theatre Way.
"[We] wanted to let [everyone] know of a major construction milestone that's taking place - a significant concrete delivery is scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 1, which may impact traffic in the vicinity," Malcolm Smith, spokesperson for the City, said in a statement Tuesday.
Smith explained, "The concrete pour - to lay the floor and 'stem' walls of the very large underground culvert - will begin mobilizing at 5:30 am. By 6:30 am, there will be a regular procession of mixer trucks coming through the site to offload their concrete."
"The trucks will enter the Middlefield Road work site from the Jefferson side, go inside the construction fencing, pump out their concrete, and exit from the other end of the fenced site, onto Winslow, then out from there."
Smith said, a total of 330 cubic yards of concrete will be delivered, at about 72 cubic yards per hour. Each truck holds nine cubic yards.
"That's about eight trucks coming through per hour, for five or six hours," he explained. "If all goes well the pour should finish up early Friday afternoon."
A similar concrete pour will take place in mid-to-late March, for the walls and roof of the culvert, the City's statement indicated. Smith said the City will advise motorists once they have more of a firm schedule.
For this Friday, motorists are advised to exercise caution if driving in the area of Jefferson and Middlefield, and Winslow and Broadway. Drivers should be aware of the truck traffic, and be sure to observe any special traffic signage or direction from construction crew members.
"The City would like to thank the nearby businesses for their patience and understanding, and encourage the community to be sure to visit and patronize our downtown businesses," the statement read.
More information on the Redwood Tower project, including regular updates on parking, scheduling and more, can be found on the Redwood Tower page of the City's website.
See artist renderings of what Redwood Tower is estimated to look like upon completion above.
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