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Posted on: October 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Construction Update for the Week of October 9th

The past month has been rather dry and as a result a number of residents have contacted City Hall concerned about their new sod. Contractors and State DOT are aware of the issue and are committed to keeping the grass alive.

The contractors will replace any sod that dies before the end of construction. In fact, they now have scheduled time to work on the top soil beginning Wednesday, October 11th and continuing through the end of construction.

Signage will be placed at the same time.

Another issue many have voiced concern over is the wait time at the Highway 73/16/60 (four corners) stoplights. These lights are not on their final timing schedule. DOT is aware of the inconvenience they have caused, and are working to make the proper adjustments.

The sloped sidewalks along East James Street hurtled toward a resolution at the October 3rd City Council meeting. The angled terraces will likely be removed and replaced with a step and railing. The city’s engineer has to review the plan, which will happen before turning the plan over to State DOT for construction.

Paving will dominate the end of the week. Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th are slated as the dates to lay the remaining concrete roadway between Charles St. and the old Ford dealership. At the same time, crews are expected to pour asphalt at the intersections and cross streets in the stage two area.

That is it for this week’s update. If that wasn’t good enough for you, e-mail the city’s Business Liaison Intern, JT Cestkowski, at, and demand further details. He does not respond to reasonable requests, SO BE SURE TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS!!1! Use of proper grammar is up to you. And continue to check in on as construction enters is home stretch.

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