This week is a lighter update as crews are essentially just continuing work mentioned in previous updates. There are a few bigger events coming down the pike, but they remain a ways off, and difficult to predict when and how they will occur.
Crews switched the traffic flow on Dix St. the morning of Wednesday, September 13th in order to dig out old infrastructure. The hole created by the work is expected to be filled on Friday and then covered by new pavement.
Work on the sidewalks downtown has switched to the south side of James St. Once work has completed on the 100 block, new sidewalks will be laid westward up to Charles St.
Paving of the last portion of the road, James St. from Charles St. up to Dix St., is targeting an early October date. To that end, grading of that stretch will hopefully begin by early next week.
The work currently being done in front of American Packaging is the final utility upgrade to be done before the last pave.
Construction (fingers crossed) appears to be in the home stretch, with only 27 work days between this writing and the projected completion date of October 20th.
If you have any questions, problem or concerns, please email the city’s beleaguered Business Liaison Intern, JT Cestkowski, at firstname.lastname@example.org. And please continue to check out www.askjames1660.com for the latest on the James Street Reconstruction Project.