LOUD CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY TO BEGIN
AT THE 34TH STREET BRIDGE
Residents and Pedestrians Should Be Aware of Elevated Noise Levels During Work Hours.
(October 30, 2019) – The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation (PGC DPW&T) continues construction efforts and will begin driving piles on the Allison Street Levee Rehabilitation and 34th Street Bridge Replacement project.
The following suggestions and directions are brought to your attention.
Pile driving generates very loud noise. Workers in the vicinity of the equipment wear ear protection for their safety. Although nearby residents and pedestrians traveling on sidewalks through the project site will be at safe distance, they are still strongly encouraged to avoid lingering outdoors near the active pile driving locations.
As always, do not enter the active work areas. Contractors have set up perimeter fences, barricades, and signs to clearly delineate prohibited areas. Separation = Safety.
Pile driving activity is scheduled to begin as soon as Monday, November 4, 2019. Typical work hours will be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays. Activity will cease for a short period around 2:00 PM in the afternoons to accommodate dismissals from Thomas Stone Elementary School. Pile driving for the western half of the bridge is expected to continue intermittently for about three months, until the end of January 2020.
Crews have completed demolition of the western half of the bridge and are preparing to excavate for construction of the foundations for the new bridge. Essential components of the excavation and those foundations are steel piles, designed to be driven to depths approximately 50 feet below the concrete channel in the Arundel Canal. Pile driving operations will be conducted with a crane and pile hammer; the impact of the pile hammer on the steel pile during driving generates repeated, sharp, and very loud clanging noises.