Friday, August 23, 2013

Wissahickon Restoration Update 8/23/13

All three phases continued to go smoothly this week which included the contractors moving out of phase I.  Phase I still has some detail work remaining but has seen the major aspects of the project wrap up.  With Phase I done; from the contractors aspect, they have been really making progress in Phase II and Phase III.  Please enjoy the picture and video updates below to see the true scope of this week's progress.

Phase I

This week saw the major construction of Phase I come to a end with the completion of 8 and 9.  This included the laying of the green, tee, and approach sod on 8 and 9.  We also seeded the areas on 8 and 9 that did not get sodded and we are continuing with our detail work throughout Phase I.

#8 green complex nearing completion.

Time lapse video of 8 green from start to finish
Morning view of phase 1 behind 8 green / 9 tees

Phase II

The greens and surrounds of holes 2, 3, and 10 were all completed this week along with the bunkers getting wrapped up.  Work also continues on greens 1, 11, and 18.

 #18...all systems go!

 #10 green sodded. Small, left bunker reintroduced
#10 green right-hand side view

 Few guys working in, and around #2 green

 Sodding #3 green

 Sodding 3 green (view from 9 green)

Phase III

Phase III had already gotten moving earlier with the removal of brush to the right of #15 green and behind #16 tee but this week saw the beginning of the rough grading of both #14 green complex (including the "mini great hazard" in front of #15 green complex. 

Keith and project team previewing 16 from new champ tee....beautiful corner of property