Pouring asphalt on West James Street approaches and intersections occurred today, Wednesday, Oct. 11, with all the incomplete approaches to be finished Thursday and Friday of next week. This should allow for easier access along the entire route for local traffic. Thru traffic is still barred as crews complete the remaining work.
On Friday, Oct. 13, West James Street will transform from a concrete path into a proper street. Crews will hang signage and paint lines along the road.
By Friday, Oct. 13 crews will also have planted sod up to Charles Street. The maintenance work on the sod will commence Wednesday, October 18th and continue until construction ends.
Missing odds and ends of curb and sidewalk will be tackled Oct. 18 through 20. So if you see any missing chunks of sidewalk, there is no need to report them until after Oct. 20.
As evidenced above, road work is drawing to a close. State Department of Transportation officials said they hoped to have the road opened by the end of the month. There may still be a few pieces of the construction to finish, but James Street will be free to travel.
City Business Liaison Intern, JT Cestkowski, is celebrating his birthday this week. Help him celebrate by dumping all of your construction related concerns into his e-mail inbox: firstname.lastname@example.org. Construction may be finishing up, but our updates here on www.askjames1660.com will continue until the last orange cone is gone.