Central Water Tower Demolition & Reconstruction Project Updates – Job 2056

November 19, 2021: The demolition contractor has mostly completed their work. The only work remaining for the demolition contract are minor punch list items. The contractor, Pheonix Fabricators, constructing the new tower plans to begin next week with removing some of the existing parking lot and other site preparation work.

November 12, 2021: The majority of the old tower has been removed; the contractor is currently working on removing the footings. The contractor for the new tower plans to start next week with removing the pavement in the parking lot and some site preparation.

November 4, 2021: Work continues on the demolition of the tower. The demolition contractor hopes to complete the removal next week. The contractor for the new tower will begin site preparation and removal of the parking lot in preparation for the foundation installation as soon as the demolition contractor has completed their work.

October 14, 2021: The contractor is currently removing the bottom of the tank, and this will continue into next week. Work has been somewhat slowed from their original schedule due to equipment problems and weather. They believe they will have the remainder of the tower removed by the end of next week.

A preconstruction meeting was held this week to discuss the new water tower construction. The contractor’s current plan is to mobilize in as soon as the demolition contractor has completed their work. They will install the footings this fall, and then return in the spring to begin constructing the new tower.

October 8, 2021: By the end of this week the tank sidewalls will be removed. Next week they will begin removing the bottom of the tank and then the support and main center pillars.

October 1, 2021: The contractor began work this week. They are currently cutting the top of the tank into pieces, letting them fall into the bowl, and removing them with a crane. Next week they will be closing portions of Newton Avenue and Fountain Street so they can set the crane in the street to better allow their work to continue.

September 24, 2021: The demolition contractor plans to begin removing the existing water tower next week. This project is expected to take two weeks and will be accomplished by torch-cutting the steel tower into manageable pieces starting at the top, lowering them to the ground with a crane and hauling them away. During the removal process, the adjacent sidewalk will be closed, and temporary road closures and detours will be required on an as needed basis.

September 17, 2021: A preconstruction meeting was held this week to discuss the project. The demolition contractor, U.S. SiteWork Inc.,  plans to begin removing the existing tower on September 27th, with work expected to take two to three weeks depending on the weather. Their process will be to torch-cut the steel into manageable sized pieces and hauling them away, starting at the top of the tower.