South-West View of the Ponca City Aquatic and
Family Center — YMCA
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Progress Continues at YMCA
By BEVERLY BRYANT
News Staff Writer
continues on the Ponca City Aquatic and Family Center — YMCA, City
Commissioner Craig Stephenson reported Tuesday.
Stephenson told Ponca City’s Board of Commissioners that earthwork
on the ball field areas continue and should be completed this month.
Work on storm sewers and site drainage is complete, except for ball
field drains which have to wait on earthwork, Stephenson said.
Asphalt paving work continues, with the first lift down over most of
the site and a second lift in on about half the drive entrances.
Stephenson said three lifts of asphalt are required, but the final
lift won’t be done until after heavy equipment is moved off-site.
More asphalt is expected to be laid in the next two weeks.
Work continues on curbs and guttering, with the most time-consuming
work under way this week. Stephenson said this would be the most
visually prominent and artistic part of the work.
Water and sewer utility lines have been completed so plumbing to the
buildings can be started and connected, he said. There is water
service on the site already to be used for the concrete construction
operations. Trenching for the retaining walls is under way and the
retaining wall blocks have been delivered, Stephenson said. Work on
the retaining walls should begin in the next few weeks.
Electricians and plumbers have started working on the under-floor
electrical and plumbing.
The deep footings for the main building, the elevator pit and back
wash concrete has been completed, he said. The stem walls from the
footings to the bottom of the floor slabs are under way and will
continue this month.
The subcontractor for the pools is expected to begin constructing
the under-drain system for the pools shortly, Stephenson said.
On Monday, the slabs for the concessions building and the youth
baseball rest rooms were constructed. Stephenson said the architect
was present for the first floor slab pour.
The softball rest room and maintenance building floor slabs should
be constructed this week and next.
Stephenson said a lot of behind-the-scenes work is continuing with
the construction manager, Lambert Construction Co., reviewing
drawings and information with the architect.