The final phase of the Broadway Municipal Parking Garage project will begin Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Contractors will close middle and top level on Tuesday. The middle level will remain closed for three weeks while there is risk for falling debris to occur. The top level will remain closed until the project is complete - which contractors say will take eight weeks.
Before the lot can be resurfaced, crews must remove old caulk, blast the surface and replace the caulk. Blasting will smooth the surface and remove residue in order for the new sealant to adhere properly. Once the blasting is complete, a thick epoxy primer will be applied to the surface. This part of the process will take approximately three weeks.
Once the epoxy primer has cured, a traffic-rated coating will be applied followed by striping and signing. This part of the process will take up to five weeks, but is highly weather dependent. The priming and sealing products require a consistent temperature of at least 50 degrees to cure properly and dry weather during the application process.
“We regret that the lot will need to be closed for an extended time, but we are glad to see it nearing completion. The end result will be a structurally sound, long term asset to our downtown,” said City Manager Greg McClain.
Work began on the two municipal garages June 25, 2018. The Harper Avenue garage repair and improvements project was mostly completed in September 2018. The Broadway Garage work began on July 5. According to contractor Joseph Construction, weather has impacted 71 working days.
For more information, contact the city of Maryville at 273-3500.
The eastbound lane of Broadway Avenue was reopened Monday, October 29 at approximately 11:15 a.m. Contractors have completed the Geofoam installation and preparation work needed to continue work on the sidewalk. Cusick remains at two lanes while work continues in that area.
City of Maryville contractor Joseph Construction’s repair and renovation work on the Broadway Avenue parking garage continues, but progress has been delayed due to weather and unexpected construction issues.
Rain has been a factor for 19 days so far and has created delays – especially with the Geofoam installation. Also, crews determined the stamped concrete paving on the plaza was adhered to the concrete in a way that would require an additional two to three months of removal work and risk damaging the structure of the garage. In order to reduce the amount of time to do this work, structural engineers recommended an alternative plan which allows a concrete overlay to the current surface. Contractors are making the Broadway side of the garage the priority in order to open both lanes of Broadway Avenue as soon as possible. They are estimating another two to three weeks, weather permitting.
“We are sorry for the unexpected delays encountered during the project and understand the impact of the road closure. Contractors have assured us that they will make every effort to get the project back on track and reopen the eastbound lane of Broadway Avenue. We are hopeful to have the top level of the garage available for public use by the week of Thanksgiving,” said Greg McClain, City Manager.
Renovations and repair work began on the garage this spring after evidence of stress on the garage walls led to concerns about the garage’s structural integrity. Structural engineers determined the cause of the pressure on the garage walls was a combination of settled backfill and water intrusion. Water intrusion through the porous concrete had also rusted the reinforced steel supporting the sidewalk. The settled backfill was removed, and Thursday morning crews completed the new Geofoam installation. Waterproofing was completed earlier this month.
For more information on the project, call Angie Luckie, Public Services Director at 865-273-3500.
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