Date: March 31, 2005
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Blue Ball Construction Field Office
Re: March 31, 2005 - Construction Working Group (Meeting Minutes) 8:00 am @ Construction Site Trailer

Mr. Jim BayardAlapocas
Mrs. Margaret BrambleDeerhurst
Mr. Donald CriscuoloAlapocas II
Mr. Dominick D'EramoAlapocas II
Mr. Bruce KayDMJM & Harris
Mr. Ralph BayrerCarillon Crossing
Mr. Vernon LawtonDelDOT
Mr. Robert KingDelDOT
Mr. Mark TudorDelDOT

Meeting was called to order at 8:00 a.m.

Bruce Kay and Mark Tudor explained that the completion of the Blue Ball Dairy Barn is expected during the spring 2006 and the I-95/202 Contract is expect to be completed in July 2008.

On Friday through Sunday April 22-24, the off ramp from 1-95 onto 202 NB is expected to be closed for repairs.

Bruce Kay then gave the following construction update:

US202 over SR-141 Bridge Structure

  • Concrete placement for the abutment foundations is now complete.
  • The contractor completed construction of the south abutment stem wall and began erection of formwork for the north stem wall.
  • Placement of beams is tentatively scheduled for the first week of May.


US202 over East Park Drive Bridge Structure

  • Blasting is now complete and the actual removal of rock is ongoing.
  • Placement of subfoundation concrete (used to fill the void between the top of rock and the bottom of foundation) is ongoing.
  • The contractor began placement of concrete for both the north and south foundations.

Ramp "G"/Weldin Ruins Wall

  • The stone masonry work is ongoing and should be complete within the next 1-2 weeks.

Ramp "A" Barn Wall

  • No activity this month.


Roadway Items

  • Installation of storm sewer is ongoing...only minor pipe runs along the SR-141 Spur remain to be completed.
  • The contractor began "undercut" of unsuitable soil along the SR-141 Spur. Once the unsuitable material is removed, a layer of geotextile is placed, followed by a 2' +/- layer of sand which will provide a firm and stable base to construct the roadway.
  • The subcontractor responsible for constructing the curb has resumed work along US 202 in the vicinity of Brandywine Plaza.
  • Grading and preparation for the start of paving will begin shortly for the section of US 202 between the East Park Drive Bridge and Augustine Cutoff.

Miscellaneous Items

  • Renovations of the Blue Ball Dairy Barn are ongoing and will continue through the summer, and into the early fall.
  • The contractor has prepared a small sample section of the wall panel to be used for the Ronald McDonald House privacy wall, which is currently under review. Once the sample is approved, a full scale mockup will be constructed.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 am, with the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 8:00 am.