Preparations started for Irishtown Bend bulkhead construction

The first phase of soil removal is nearly done at the Irishtown Bend Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project, and preparations have started for bulkhead construction. Relocation of utilities is continuing.

Upcoming activities include:

  • Completing the installation and testing of cables in the Cleveland Public Power underground electrical duct bank tunnel to support removal of the current Riverbed Street overhead electrical lines.
  • Completing installation and testing of the relocated 16” Cleveland Water Department line on Franklin Ave.
  • Completing construction of the Franklin Avenue re-alignment grade to serve as a temporary construction access road to the site and allow for removing the existing Franklin Avenue and completing phase one of excavation.
  • Resubmitting bulkhead drawings for engineering approval.
  • Dredging along the face of the proposed bulkhead.

To project webcams have been installed across the river from the site to provide 24/7 viewing of site activities.