Here is your weekly update on the 2016 Street Project, for August 26th:
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 CONCRETE WORK: Phase “2” of the concrete installation on Mill Street is expected to start next week. The curb & gutter string lines have been placed and the curb & gutter, along with the aprons should be going soon. The best estimate I have received is that the concrete work should be about 3 more weeks. That does not correlate specifically to the restrictions on driveway access, as I will keep you all in the loop on that. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with any concerns.
Curb Work: Some areas of curbing in certain areas of the project (specific areas of all the streets) will need corrective action as some drainage issues emerged during the project. The City Engineer and the Contractor are working together on a timeline and plan to address these issues.
Landscaping/Restoration: This is still an issue we are working on and will continue until the all of the construction work is considered substantially complete. 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. The City Engineer, DPW Director and the Contractor walked the entire project area this week to review the current state of the terrace restoration to come up with a plan to address what needs to be addressed and leave what can still be monitored.
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, in the end the public infrastructure that has been constructed will serve our community for many years. We are getting closer!