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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2009, 10:27:01 PM »
From this angle the steel on the truck doesn't look like sheet piles; rather, it looks like two I beams which may be used  as part of a brace to protect work in a deep trench. This could be tricky.

At this point it looks like the contractor has the right manpower and the right equipment  to do the job. You can compare this project to a guy walking into a hospital with a pain in his stomach only to find out that he needs an appendectomy, a heart transplant, a lung transplant, and a liver transplant. After all this the doctors are still waiting for the results of a CAT scan to see if there is anything else that needs replacing before they close this poor soul up.

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #76 on: December 07, 2009, 09:00:56 PM »
I could see from my living room that Main St was closed near me today. After dark, the bright lights went up after the usual quitting time, so I took a walk over there at around 8pm.

They've gone right up to the middle of the Anderson/Main intersection and some of the equipment is sitting on Main, which appears to be closed from Passaic St to Maple Ave. Anderson is closed from Union St to River St - those poor people who have to take buses!

They're using a smaller digger because of the plethora of utilities that they have to get through at the intersection. After they get past all that, then the fun starts with the sewer pipe. I don't know what they plan to do at that point.

One worker couldn't guess a completion date. He confirmed that they currently have no plans to go any further east, but then surprised me by saying he thinks they'll have to make yet another opening to the west of the first one. He wasn't sure exactly where, but it sounds like Anderson and Union.

You can see that they've swung the traffic light around and that there'll be a delayed green if you want to drive through the Holman building's brick wall.



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #77 on: December 07, 2009, 09:49:07 PM »
Old Homer was down there this morning. Here's hoping that they can tie into a structurally sound trunk line somewheres under the Main Street / Anderson Street intersection. Who really knows the condition of the line that they are tying into.

Basically they have to excavate the target area and determine how A will go into B without getting ambushed by some utilities.

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #78 on: December 08, 2009, 05:37:44 PM »
Since they hadn't reached the brick pipe that I wanted another picture of last night, I was told to come back today. Of course, when I did, it was long gone. Oh, well.

No one today knew anything about a third opening near Anderson and Union, so, hopefully, the guy who told me that last night was just misinformed.

I have to get on one-way Ward St to park when I come home, but Main St was closed between Passaic St and Maple Ave. What to do? A cop advised me to come down Passaic and there'd be an opening in the barrier on Main and just make a left.

Sounded simple...........until I got to Union and Passaic, where a detoured NYC-bound 165 bus on Union was trying to make a left onto a backed-up Passaic St. It seemed like it took about 20 minutes to get from Union to Main St, where the REAL problem was.

Main St traffic was turning east and west onto Passaic. There were always 2 westbound-to-be cars from Main in the intersection when Passaic had the light, so nothing moved. When it DID, the westbound cars on Passaic that were stopped at Main were right behind them, so it was pretty difficult to turn left onto Main.

According to the latest update from the City, this should only be a problem for another day or two, when Main St will be reopened.


In the first picture, they're getting the replacement pipes in place.

In the second, the little digger from last night is gone.

In the third, I didn't like the shot I got of this last night, so I had to get a cleaner one of it today. There's not a lot of humor in this project, so I have to take it when and where I find it.



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #79 on: December 10, 2009, 10:52:38 AM »
I appreciate the updates from the readers as well as the Editor on this subject.

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #80 on: December 10, 2009, 12:06:09 PM »
Rain held up progress yesterday but I understand that Main will be opened some time tomorrow.  Keep your fingers crossed. Anderson should be done before Christmas.
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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #81 on: December 11, 2009, 02:56:01 PM »
It was windy and freezing - not a great day for a photo escapade - but I wanted to check the progress on Anderson St and see how close they were to opening Main St.

In the first photo, you can see what Anderson looks like today.

The second image shows you Main St at Anderson, where the traffic lights are back in place. This was taken at about 1:45pm today. A worker says he still thinks Main will open today and that Anderson should be ready next week.

In the third photo, as I was about to take a picture, a really powerful (and prolonged) blast of wind kicked up a ton of stinging dirt and, as you can see, bent every building, traffic light pole, road sign and photographer in sight. It kind of knocked me sideways, so that's why my composition isn't up to its usual stellar quality ::), but it wound up giving me a shot of its effect on the orange netting.



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #82 on: December 11, 2009, 08:39:19 PM »
Main St is open.



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #83 on: December 15, 2009, 08:37:51 PM »
I talked to a couple of the workers today and the consensus is that Anderson St could open Thursday, but Friday is more likely. They've got paving and a lot of cleanup to do first.

So, citizens of Hackensack, come out Friday for the big Anderson St re-opening party. There'll be speeches by dignitaries, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, champagne for all, marching bands, dancing girls, and special prizes for the first 100 vehicles to make it all the way from Union St to Main St without breaking any pipes.

(and if you believe any of THAT, I've got a genuine Rolox watch to sell you)


Here are today's images: the Main St repair, still sucking smelly stuff out of the street (shouldn't that be gone if the new pipes are in?), and paving.



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #84 on: December 18, 2009, 11:43:10 AM »
I went over to the site yesterday to see how close they were to opening Anderson St. As you can see below, all the equipment is gone and the repaired areas are paved, albeit kind of unevenly.

I was guessing maybe a resurfacing/repaving would be needed today, but as I look out my window, I see a yellow center stripe has been painted on the street and a Parking Meter Control van is there.

Maybe they fixed the road up a bit since I was there yesterday...........I'll have to take a walk over there later and see.



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #85 on: December 18, 2009, 12:56:24 PM »
On a job like this the contractor will come back and top it in the spring. Because the excavation was so deep and the soil conditions so poor, you will see a lot of setteling over the coming winter. Come April the Street will look like a mine field. Once the freeze/thaw cycles end then the contractor will return.

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #86 on: December 18, 2009, 02:01:34 PM »
They're just waiting for the paint to dry.............



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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #87 on: December 18, 2009, 02:40:45 PM »
Just in time for the snow plows and the salt trucks to ride over it.

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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #88 on: December 18, 2009, 04:20:17 PM »
ANDERSON STREET IS...





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Re: Road Cave-in on Anderson St
« Reply #89 on: December 18, 2009, 05:46:34 PM »
Sounds like you need a tune-up & new shocks !   :o

 

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