The Lipman Slide Repair Project is breaking ground...literally. On Monday, contractors arrived on-site and the equipment (made up of 1 bulldozer excavator, 1 padfoot compactor, 1 forklift, and 1 skip loader) made its way up Visitacion Wednesday afternoon. From now until right before school is back in session, contractors will be working to cut back the hillside, which moved outwards towards the Lipman tennis courts as a result of the mudslide that occured there during the 2006 winter storms. Below is a "before" picture of the construction site, and the aforementioned equipment:
To prevent future mudslides from ocurring in this area, a retaining wall will be installed on the hillside. The project is anticipated to be largely paid for through a FEMA reimburseable grant, as well as some State dollars. Work will continue throughout the summer months and conclude by the beginning of the school year in mid-August. During this time, the tennis courts will be closed, and the area of the playing field will be limited, indicated by the orange construction fencing. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of construction and rehabilitation.