|April - May 2021
The north stairwell is underway and is the final stairwell to be replaced for the Pearl location. The elevators will be shut down starting Monday, 4/26 through Tuesday, 5/4. During this time, contractor will be finalizing the containment of the stairwell and High-Power Cleaning the existing steel. Noise levels during the cleaning will be high. On Wednesday, 5/5 contractor will reopen the elevators and start painting the steel.
The painting is scheduled to run through Wednesday, 5/12. Noise levels for painting is medium. Once paint is complete install of steel, treads and risers will run through the third week in June. Final touch up and cleaning the last week of June will complete the stairwell. Noise levels for install of treads and risers and touch up is low.
City of Boulder Parking Services will move back into their offices (on the third floor of the structure) on May 17, 2021.
|March 15 - 30, 2021
West stairwell: reopens 3/15 (removal of fencing)
North stairwell: closes 3/17 (install of fencing)
The new west staircase on 15th Street will open this Friday, March 19. On Thursday, March 18, the north (main) staircase will shut down for replacement and will be closed off through May. On Thursday and Friday, March 18 and 19, crews will install fencing and signage. On Monday, March 22, demolition of the north staircase begins, which will take eight days and because work is not performed on weekends, the demolition will run Monday through Friday, March 22-26 and then the following week, Monday through Wednesday, March 29-31 in daytime hours (typically 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and assuming no unforeseen delays). Noise levels will be high while demoing the concrete and steel due to the use of mini jackhammers and Sawzalls.
On Thursday, April 1, crews will inspect the stairwell with engineers and then install a roof to cover the stairs going down to the basement. Once the roof is installed, we will install scaffold and containment, which will be completed Monday, April 12. On Tuesday, April 13, we will start high-powered cleaning of the steel which will last for three days. Noise levels during this cleaning will be high. Please note: the elevators will be shut down during the high-powered cleaning, however, 12 ADA-accessible spots are being added on the street level of the parking garage and the Parking & Access Office has moved to street level on 16th Street, around the corner from the Organic Sandwich Company. After the cleaning is complete, installation of the new steel will begin, and the noise level during steel installation is low. (Periodic welding, hammer drilling (installation of nuts and bolts) and periodic hammering the steel into place with a rubber mallet.)