Here is your weekly update on the 2016 Street Project, for September 8th:
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.
The heavy rains this week did not allow for much productivity on the project. From what I have learned, there is still come concrete work yet to be completed on the “phase 2” portions of the Mill Street corridor (Main St. to Ludington). The rains have saturated the base of the road, so crews will need to do some re-grading of the street area next week.
At this time, it’s possible that asphalt paving could begin toward the end of next week. Asphalt paving is a more efficient process than concrete, specifically when it comes to allowing for vehicles to drive over it much sooner. Generally vehicles should stay off newly applied asphalt for several hours, not days like the concrete. My best bet would be that the expectation that on the day that the asphalt is applied, that vehicles would be off of it for the evening that follows and it would be good to go the next day. As we get closer to the time asphalt is to be applied, you will be notified on any specific actions or requirements necessary for the best results.
The rains have also wreaked havoc on some areas of the terrace restorations, which will need to be addressed along with some of the other areas before the storms. As I have mentioned in past emails, landscape work will be closely monitored and problems will addressed all the way to the end of the project.
As always, all schedules and work plans are dependent on the weather conditions, as if I don’t say that enough...
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Thank you, as always, for your patience on this important public infrastructure project.