Backfilling Continues

Backfilling on the Commons will continue this week. There were some delays due to illness and weather but it should wrap up by the end of the week and the shoring can then be removed. The masons are nearing completion of their work on the east and west of the property, allowing for the steel work to resume on the site. Steel placement will dominate the site in the coming weeks.

Backfilling and Shoring on Commons

Backfilling and shoring will commence on the Commons starting Tuesday, July 30 and continue for the week. This will include approximately eight trucks per day driving onto the Commons to the Harold’s Square site and then leaving. They will work with a slinger truck to backfill the site. After this is complete, the shoring will be removed. Flaggers will be on site to guide the trucks and to protect pedestrians. Once the trucks enter the site they will be contained within the extended fence.

Commons Backfill and Shoring Removal

Monday will see a shift to the Commons side of the property for backfilling and shoring removal. This will require 5 to 6 days of backfilling with approximately eight trucks per day. These round trips will be one-hour and flaggers will be in place to help pedestrians navigate the Commons. After the backfilling is complete, there will be approximately 2 days of shoring removal.

Harold’s Square Update – July 11, 2018

The masons will be starting to work on block wall up to three floors on the Trader K’s side of the site. After this, the masonry walls will be constructed on the Sage and Yellow Deli buildings. Until this is complete, structural steel placement will be discontinued. Steel will begin again on July 23 and continue until completion. The first floor was poured and the 7-day breaks came back positive so the slab can now be loaded.

Backfilling that was scheduled to take place on the Commons was rescheduled to a later date. Paolangeli contracting will be back this week and will be backfilling the rear portion of the property. This will take 3 to 4 days and then will shift to the Commons side of the property. This will require 5 to 6 days of backfilling with approximately eight trucks per day. These round trips will be one-hour and flaggers will be in place to help pedestrians navigate the Commons. There will be no trucks on the Commons during Summer Sales on July 26 to the 29th.  After backfilling occurs, the shoring will be removed over a period of one to 2 days.

Steel and Backfilling

The Harold’s Square project is starting to take shape with steel being erected by the crane and rebar being tied in for the first floor pour. The team from Paolangeli contractors crew will be backfilling Monday, July 2 (today) and Tuesday, July 3, on the Commons side of the project using a slinger truck. The slinger will be making multiple trips in and out of the Commons. They will unload, leave, go back to the yard and get another load come back to the Commons and on and on through the course of the day. The trips are expected to take around 45 minutes round trip each. Backfill will be the only operation that will take place. Shoring removal and utilities will be at a later date (yet to be determined). The trucks will enter the Commons and the fence will be extended to surround them. Please pay attention to the traffic directors during this time.


Spring Like Weather to Make Concrete Pour Possible – Monday, April 23 – 3am

With some Spring weather finally coming to Ithaca, we can pour some concrete! The 30-inch slab pour on the south side of the Harold’s Square project will take place Monday, April 23, beginning at 3am and go until complete.

The pour will involve the closure of the Green Street surface parking lot. This allows for the concrete trucks to be staged under this lot as part of the effort to avoid traffic congestion on Green Street. The surface lot will close at 6pm on Sunday, April 22, and open again at the conclusion of the pour in the afternoon of April 23.

The City Hall lot and loading zones to access Trader K’s, the Range, Autumn Leaves Used Books, Ten Forward Café, Angry Mom Records, and the pass throughs to the Commons, will remain open with 15-minute free parking. The Green Street parking lot is also easy to access and can be entered just 200 feet from the surface lot.

Any questions can be directed to Let’s get it done!