The work happening near the James St./Industrial Dr./Dix St. intersection is the burying of utilities. This is in anticipation of construction moving down that direction in the coming weeks.
Work continues on making the West James St. section currently under construction (Ludington St. to Lewis St.) ready for an August pave. This work includes bringing in crushed rock material that is graded into a smooth surface on which pavement is laid.
Speaking of pavement, there is a bit of bad news. Originally it was thought this stretch of road would have to wait until October to get its top layer of concrete. Then that was moved up to August 1st. However, the date has changed yet again to August 14th.
If you are a “glass half-full” kind of person you probably see this as still being a month and a half early. If you are a “glass half-empty” kind of person, we encourage you to e-mail our Business Liaison Intern, JT Cestkowski at email@example.com and let him know how you feel. And no matter to what extent your glass is filled, please continue checking in with www.askjames1660.com for the latest on the James St. Reconstruction Project.