After months of expectation, the walls of the Bass Pro Shops are going up at Exit 1.
Ethan Wood, a principal with Wolftever Development, the development firm working on Bass Pro and the adjacent Jordan Crossing, said Wednesday that concrete walls were poured on site two weeks ago and set in place with cranes earlier this week.
Wood said the delivery of structural steel is scheduled for this week, and workers anticipate beginning to erect the steel on Monday.
Wood said he was very pleased that the city is moving forward with contracting with a road building outfit to widen Camp Jordan Parkway to accommodate traffic expected at the retail development.
On Tuesday, the city awarded the bid to Brown Bros., Inc. to widen Camp Jordan Parkway to five lanes. The winning bid for the project came in at $1.825 million.
The construction arm of Wolftever Development, MPL, is doing all the site work, officials with the company said. Bass Pro Shops is working with Vannoy Contruction, the general contractor for the development.
Wood said that electrical and plumbing work is on-going at the building site, while MPL continues to do some grading work.
“We hope to have gravel in the lot in the next couple of weeks,” Wood said.