March has been a very busy month for construction crews working on the Omnitrans sbX Bus Rapid Transit Line Construction Project. All throughout the project corridor, construction progress can be seen – especially along E Street from Marshall Boulevard to Hospitality Lane.
On the north end of E Street, a variety of drought-resistant trees, including willows and shrubs, are being planted at the west and east lots of the Marshall Boulevard park-and-ride. At Highland Avenue, the steel structure for the side-boarding sbX station has been installed on the west side of the street.
In the downtown area between 6th and 2nd streets, work on the west side of E Street has focused on relocation of fire hydrants, storm drains, and sidewalk ramps. A section of sidewalk also was completed at Court Street. Current activities at the Rialto Avenue and North Mall Way stations have crews working on building planter walls.
Finally, a big milestone on the south end of E Street was the completion of asphalt work in the center running lanes between Orange Show Road and Hospitality Lane. Crews reinforced the roadway by removing the old asphalt, putting in a subgrade, base, geogrid mesh, and the new asphalt.
– Robert Chevez
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