Construction Update – Downtown Project

The contractor has finished the associated concrete curb, curb ramp, and sidewalk repairs within the downtown area.  For the remainder of this week, the contractor will continue to replace/repair the brick bands along the sidewalks on Main Street and Wooster Street.  Temporary parking restrictions should be anticipated while this occurs.

Weather dependent, it is anticipated that the final surface course of asphalt will be applied next week, the week of October 21.  This process will take approximately three days.  During this work, periodic road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented.  While Main Street is being paved, access to side streets and Wooster Street will be prohibited throughout the construction zone – from Oak to Lehman.  This restriction is required in order to allow the asphalt to cool sufficiently and to minimize the risk of a turning movement inadvertently damaging the newly applied asphalt.  For the safety of the contractor and the traveling public, while Wooster Street is being paved, the street will close until the asphalt has sufficiently cooled to allow traffic.  Both closures are anticipated to last one day each.

Once the final surface course of asphalt is applied, traffic striping will occur.

The timeline above is dependent upon progress of work and weather.  Continued patience with the ongoing construction is appreciated.