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Work in Progress

  • Class 2 baserock delivery completed
  • Field has been laser leveled and brought up to finish grade
  • New football scoreboard piers/steel columns completed
  • Goal post foundations completed
  • Prepping for D-ring asphalt continues
  • Existing track surface demo and haul away begins this week

Upcoming Critical Path Milestones

  • Start installation synthetic turf 11/27
  • Truck asphalt install start 12/8
  • 30 day asphalt cure start time 12/10
  • Track resurfacing start 1/11

Completion Date Update

The completion date remains Monday 2/5/24.  The contractor is on track to hit the recently updated critical path and milestone task start dates.  The completion date and milesone start dates are weather dependent.

Parking Updates

Palm, Park View, upper Winsor - Parking restrictions will remain in place on Palm, upper Winsor, and parts of Park View Monday 11/20 through Wednesday 11/22.  No work will be done and parking restrictions will be lifted Thursday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Monday 11/27 parking restrictions will be reinstated on Palm until the contractor lifts them.

El Cerrito - Parking restrictions remain lifted until further notice.

Winsor Driveway Gate Closure
The pedestrian access gate on the Winsor Avenue driveway, which many residents use to access the Piedmont Park off-leash dog area, will be closed for your safety during working hours Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 4pm.  The gate will be locked and chained during those periods.  Please respect this closure since construction activity on the driveway could pose a safety hazard to pedestrians and dogs.

We will keep the gate open for pedestrian access to the off-leash dog area outside of working hours and on weekends.  Please email Pete Palmer if the gate is chained outside of designated working hours.

Drainage Calculations
A 54 page City approved encroachment permit and Verde storm water report was issued on 8/25/23.  Per the City’s request, PUSD has reduced the peak flow rate for the Witter Field area by approximately 20%, largely by detaining the water from storm events in the subsurface piping and rock drainage profile.

The District remains committed to providing regular updates to the community regarding the Witter Field renovation.  We understand that construction is inconvenient, and disruptive and appreciate your continued patience, understanding, and cooperation as we complete this important project.

Click here to see the full slideshow of the Witter Field Renovation project.

Click here to see Pete Palmer's full project update.