This week the crew erected the curb forms and poured the concrete. They then spread and compacted crushed rock to serve as the sub base for our new asphalt driveway and parking lot. The final top surface will be poured toward the end of the project.
Normally these steps would occur later in the process, but our contractor adjusted the schedule to accommodate a delay with the steel delivery. It’s turned out to be a blessing, because completing these steps now will help insulate us from the impact of the excessively wet weather we’ve been experiencing. When it was bare earth, the entire site would transform into a muddy quagmire every time it rained (which has been often!). The crushed rock has largely solved this problem.
Next steps will include working on the ADA ramp for the existing structure that will become our new Welcome Center, as well as some interior work on that building. And steel should be arriving soon, followed by the erection of our new shelter’s frame!
To learn more about the project and our plans for the future, please see our detailed overview.