Alderwood Continues to Move Forward
January 11, 2019
Since the production blasts to break up the buried rock at Alderwood reached the lowest level required for the project during the last such blast on October 16, 2017, the many tons of rock rubble that resulted are continuing to be removed, crushed into smaller pieces and hauled offsite. It is anticipated that the rock processing will be completed during the third quarter of 2019, but various factors can cause this milestone to be reached sooner or later. Of course, it is preferred to finish this work as quickly as possible so grading can proceed, and every effort is being made to do so.
Saturday Work Activity on Property
To help pick up the pace of rock-clearing, in March 2017 we added Saturday work activity to the schedule. This is in compliance with City permit regulations and activity hours will conform to the existing restrictions.
Our crews constructed a 15-foot-high dirt berm around the rock-crushing machine. The berm’s purpose is to deflect the noise of the rock crusher away from nearby homes.
Permits were obtained in summer 2016 from both the City of Murrieta and the City of Menifee to transport rock material off-site from the Alderwood property.
Rock-Breaking Process Overview
Construction involving the moving of boulders, demolition, rock-crushing and grading started the week of May 16, 2016. The involved areas are south of the existing neighborhoods south of Keller Road and will gradually see 500,000 cubic yards of material moved.
A rock-crushing machine is set up several hundred feet southeast of the existing neighborhoods south of Keller. In order to minimize the sound from this operation, we are taking an additional step beyond the City requirements and have built a 15-foot-high sound-attenuating berm to block some of the noise. We are crushing rock onsite to reduce the number of truck trips, and we are also recycling the rock for other uses on and off the property. Large trucks are using the access road that intersects with Keller Road, to the east of the property, and truck operations coincide with the land-shaping work.
We are working closely with the City of Murrieta to ensure that our work conforms to all applicable regulations and restrictions, but there is some unavoidable noise associated with the removal and crushing of the rock.
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