PIT F EXCAVATION WORK: Workers inside and around the large white tent on the east side of Ascon near Magnolia Street are conducting Pit F excavation work. The air treatment system is currently operating 24/7 during excavation.
You may see: Workers arriving before 7 a.m. for safety briefings. Workers, materials, and large equipment, like manlifts, small cranes, water trucks, forklifts, material hauling trucks, and waste hauling trucks, may be arriving and leaving the Site. Members of the project team making routine observations in the neighborhoods near Ascon making sound, odor, and traffic checks.
Haul trucks depart the Magnolia Street exit gate turning right to Pacific Coast Highway per the approved waste haul route, after being cleared by gate monitors.
Workers in other vehicles that are not transporting waste, such as cars or trucks, may also leave the Magnolia Street exit gate after being cleared by the gate monitors, and may turn right or left per regular work practice.
You may hear: A low-level hum from the air treatment system, which has been mitigated with 20-foot and 8-foot sound panels and sound blanketing, in addition to the 16-foot sound wall along Magnolia Street. Acoustical engineers have conducted sound metering in multiple neighborhood locations to confirm compliance with local ordinances for residential areas. This system is required to operate 24/7 during the duration of Pit F work to maintain a vacuum environment and treat air inside the tent for workers and our neighbors. The project continues to monitor sound during Pit F work to ensure compliance with local ordinances.
Construction sounds during work hours, like vehicle backup signaling required for worker safety and noises from equipment, such as the grout plant, which supports excavation within the tent. Workers will minimize backing up vehicles when possible and when it is safe for workers and equipment.