Summer Knoll Construction Updates


October 25, 2019

Striping work has been completed with the exception of  small section (Summer Knoll) as it took the paving contractor longer than we anticipated to return to the site and address the small cut on prior to application of the pavement markings.  We simply did not want to delay striping operation in order to be able to remove the temporary traffic control devices (along the center line on Summer Knoll).  We appreciate the fact that the contractor went ahead and addressed the pavement marking on both sides of Summer Knoll even though it was a City permit requirement to address just the area closer to the trench.  We hope the residents are pleased about that.

We noticed earlier today the paving subcontractor damaged an area on the asphalt while correcting the cut on Summer Knoll they have just addressed.  Either them or the prime will repair that area prior to final walk through with the City Inspector which we anticipate to take place within a week or so.  Minor cosmetic work will require some readdressing prior to final walkthrough but we are at least pleased to meet our commitment to have striping done and traffic control off the street by today. 

We cannot stress enough how appreciative we are for everyone’s patience and also for your constant assistance as the Community liaison keeping everyone informed of our work. 

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org

October 18, 2019

We apologize in advance for the not so great news.  The rain event earlier this week apparently held the paving contractor longer than anticipated elsewhere and the minor area they need to address in Summer Knoll (by new drain valve) will not occur until Monday.  However, for the sake of time SJ Louis scheduled the striping work Tuesday so by mid-week next week all work should be completed and traffic control devices should be removed shortly after. There is a chance the striping crew could be also on site next Monday, October 21st, but they can’t guarantee that at this point as it is contingent on finalizing their work at another job site this weekend. 

We are greatly appreciative of everyone’s patience and cooperation as we understand this had taken longer than anticipated. 

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org

October 11, 2019

One of the small pavement areas the contractor was to address early this week, specific to Summer Knoll, was not done properly reason why striping work scheduled for today was cancelled.  This area must be repaired prior to striping due to surface preparation requirements for their application.  Contractor’s intent is to address this area early next week in order to proceed with the application of pavement markings shortly after.  If everything goes as planned all this work should be completed by end of next week. 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate contacting us. 

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org

September 6, 2019

We conducted a walkthrough earlier this week to assess the additional areas damaged during paving operations.  Contractor is currently discussing with their sub all the details associated with this work;  once they provide additional information regarding the schedule to restore some driveways we will share this information with you all.  We anticipate they will start addressing areas, whether curbs or driveways, mid to late week next week and will continue the week of Sept. 16th.  Pavement striping will also be conducted the week of Sept. 16th.

Our SAWS field personnel will be operating a valve at the Knights Cross/Summer Knoll entrance this weekend as they will be flushing the new line.  This is a very slow process reason why this entrance will remain barricaded for the protection of our field personnel.  However, traffic control will still be in place to guide drivers.  

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.  Have a great and safe weekend!

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org

August 30, 2019

Paving of Summer Knoll and Silver Knoll has been completed.  Installation of Thermoplastic Pavement Markers will take place two weeks from now as City of San Antonio requires a 14 day period after overlay work prior to the installation of thermoplastic material.  Contractor will leave most traffic control in place temporarily (along the center line) during this period;  by mid-week next week they should be able to remove barricades located at Knights Cross/Summer Knoll.  Minor work inside the manway vault located on Summer Knoll/Knights Cross is what will not allow the removal of barricades until then.  

Per our previous email, curb and driveway restoration will be required again in areas previously repaired and new areas at various locations.  We will be conducting a walkthrough with the contractor next week to assess these damages in order for them to address repairs shortly after.

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org

August 16, 2019

The contractor is finalizing their driveway restoration work.  Reason why it has taken longer than anticipated to finish this task, SJ Louis had difficulties obtaining response from some residents after making several attempts reaching out to them in order to get authorization from the residents to conduct work within their driveway or in the right of way portion that ties into the curbs.  This lead to work conducted randomly and not in sequence as preferred as the contractor was at the mercy of obtaining response from the homeowner.  Contractor’s personnel is trying their best to complete this work early next week in order to coordinate mill/overlay on both streets shortly after.  They have already been addressing curb areas (some point repaired, others complete replacement) and should be done with those mid-week next week.  The game plan so far is to have mill and overlay work late next week to keep disruption to commuters during peak hours to a minimum due to start of the school year. 

Restoration work was discussed and coordinated with the City Right of Way Inspector early on and the contractor has proceeded accordingly.  We are also working very closely with a few residents who have questions or concerns regarding restoration conducted before their homes (or other concerns) and the intent is to address their concerns in a satisfactory manner before mill and overlay work takes place.  Today SJ Louis was also finalizing the installation of air valve pipe vents at the NW corner of Silver Knoll and this work should be completed by Wednesday, August 21st.  

We appreciate resident’s patience as we understand this has taken longer than anticipated due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control and this is unfortunately the nature of construction.  Please know the contractor is working really hard to complete this work within two weeks so we ask the residents to bear with us as they have been very gracious and patient throughout this whole process.

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org

August 12, 2019

Completion of the restoration work associated with our Central Water Integration Pipeline Segment 5-2 Project has slipped over two weeks due to coordination of pipeline testing and disinfection with the ongoing construction at the Agua Vista water treatment plant and pump station facility.  However, the contractor’s concrete crew is back this week to finish addressing damaged driveways on Summer Knoll and a few driveways on Silver Knoll in addition to curb repairs on both streets.  The concrete work needs to be completed before the asphalt mill and overlay work.  They are disinfecting the new pipeline now and will conduct pavement restoration late next week with the goal of trying to do that outside peak traffic hours.  Temporary traffic control will remain in place until restoration work has been completed.  We are expecting a call from the contractor today to confirm the schedule for the asphalt work.  Once we hear from them, we will provide an additional update.

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org

May 10, 2019

We would like to provide an update regarding contractor’s work.  Work on Saturdays, weather permitted, is still ongoing.  SJ Louis will reach Summer Knoll/Silver Knoll crossing sometime within a week and half in order to continue their work into Silver Knoll towards the lift station.  They have initiated pothole operations on Silver Knoll to locate sewer laterals which is what residents on that street have probably noticed.

The contractor informed us today they had identified a possible issue with their pipe installation at Summer Knoll/Silver Knoll crossing which could potentially impact the traffic plan currently in place at this location for a period of two days.  However, we are looking into other options in terms of the logistics of their work in this area to avoid any deviation from the current traffic plan.  As of today, nothing has or will change from what presented to the residents in terms of traffic control until we discuss this matter further with the contractor.  Rest assure if the contractor has to slightly deviate from what currently in place we will provide ample notice to the residents in order to plan their commute ahead of time. 

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org

March 29, 2019.

Beginning March 30, 2018, the SAWS contractor will be working oo the Summer Knoll construction project every Saturday from 7am to 7pm. This is being done in an effort to minimize delays and complete the project as quickly as possible.

Trenching operations are underway along Summer Knoll.  There will be temporary disruption of water service of approximately 30 minutes to a few homes each day while the contractor is working in front of those homes.  The contractor will go door to door to notify those neighbors who will be impacted as work progresses.

SAWS project contact:

Tracee Wulff
SAWS-Graduate Eng. I
(210) 233-3462
Tracee.Wulff@saws.org