A Note – information on the upcoming activities with the project are subject to change due to weather or other factors that unexpectedly arise. This report is to give you a sense of what is planned for the near future for each part of the project, as adjustments sometime need to be made to address emergencies or for efficiency reasons.
Mill Street/Birdsey Street: the utility work is just about complete, which means that the remaining work on the roadways is “undercutting” which means replacing old softer soils that were present under the road for all these years which clear stone. This will form the new base of the road and make it much more sturdy and strong for many, many years.
CONCRETE WORK: As of today, the plan to being installing concrete on Mill and Birdsey is on target. Sidewalks will be poured first, then curb & gutter, then driveway aprons will be the focus starting Monday. Residents and property owners in these areas should have received a notice at their doors with information on the work (this work will be done in phases so review your notices), and the need to keep off the new concrete with vehicles. This will be a considerable amount of time where people will not be able to use their driveways. Curing concrete needs time and heavy weights on the newly installed concrete negatively affects its long term effectiveness. I will re-iterate, certain conditions like weather or other unexpected issues may cause this schedule to change – but all is set to begin on Monday for now.
Landscaping/Restoration: City staff, engineers and the contractor have had a number of discussions about the condition of the terraces in some of the project areas. Some will clearly need to be re-addressed, and others need further monitoring. Please be aware that in the end, terraces will need to in an acceptable condition before the contractor is allowed to consider the work complete. Even after that determination, there is a 1-year warranty period to where issues that emerge within that timeframe will need to be fixed.
As always, all schedules and work plans are dependent on the weather conditions.
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Thanks again for your continued patience with the project, we’re really in the home stretch.