[Editor's Note: The following was provided by Belmont City Manager Greg Scoles as part of his Weekly Update newsletter. To read the complete newsletter, and past newsletters, click here.]
Public Works staff have been installing a new retaining wall along Ralston Avenue at Davis Drive. This retaining wall is needed to contain dirt and rock from falling onto the sidewalk and roadway below, and maintain a clean pathway for pedestrians use.
This new 200+ foot long wooden retaining wall will range from two to four feet in height and required drilling over 60 holes for posts. This job was made more difficult due to the need to drill over 30 holes in solid rock which required specialized equipment and was contracted out to a drilling contractor. Additionally a water main, electrical conduit and fiber optic cables run through this area so extra precautions were taken to protect these utilities.
The work that has been done to date has required a lane closure (from 9:00 am to 3:00pm) for employee safety. The remaining work will mostly be completed without lane closures, but additional lane closures may be required for one or two more days. Posts will be set and the boards placed over the next week and the project is expected to be completed by the end of the month.