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As of today 11-08-2018, all mainline concrete pavement is complete. Concrete pavement at Larabee St., Chestnut St., Kansas St., Juneau St., and Nebraska St. has also been completed. As the new concrete at these intersections reaches strength the pavement will be opened to traffic. Currently the Chestnut St. intersection and the west side of the Nebraska St. intersection have been opened to traffic. The pavement in the Whitty Park area has reached strength, however, it will not be opened to local vehicle traffic until early the week of 11/12/18. This is due to asphalt patching that needs to be completed on the east and west sides of the railroad tracks as well as the east and west legs of Lake St. in the Whitty Park Area. Residents in the Walnut St., Mallard Ct., and Lake St. areas (by Whitty Park) can access their properties by way of Nebraska St. The placement of curb and gutter has begun to the east and west of Whitty Park on the north side of the road. The contractor will complete curb and gutter and driveway aprons on the north side of the road before moving to curb and gutter and driveway aprons on the south side of the road between Larabee St. and the east leg of Lake St. (by Whitty Park). This is being done to minimize the amount of time residents in the area do not have vehicle access to their properties. As the new concrete curb and driveway aprons reach strength residents will be allowed vehicle access. Restoration (topsoil, seed, and mulch) between Industrial Dr. and Clinton St. was completed. The contractor was again reminded, due to the continuation of the waterfowl hunting season, the contractor was reminded to keep access open to one of the boat launches at Chestnut St. or Nebraska St. at all times.
Next week the contractor will focus on concrete curb and gutter and driveway aprons on the north side of the road between Larabee St. and the east leg of Lake St. (by Whitty Park). When the north side curb and gutter and driveway aprons are completed the contractor will move to the south side of the road to begin the same work there. Asphalt pavement patches will be completed in the Phase 2 work area. These patches are expected to be done early next week. As a reminder, the Phase 2 area is east of the railroad tracks near Clinton St. through the Larabee St. intersection. Sidewalk patching and handicap ramps will be completed as time allows. Shouldering work along the concrete pavement between Clinton St. and the east leg of Lake St. (by Whitty Park) is expected to be done early next week. Residents continue to be reminded at times due to various construction operations taking place they may not have vehicle access to their property. These times are brief, and residents have been asked to park on side streets during these times.
Early next week, the Larabee St. intersection will re-open to local residential access to/from the south of the intersection. The intersection will continue to have access to/from the east (not to the west of the intersection). West Lake Street will continue to be shut down to thru traffic immediately west of Larabee St. and just east of the Clinton Street intersection. Industrial Park related traffic will continue to be required to use Clinton Street to either get to or from the Industrial Park. West Lake Street west of Clinton Street will remain posted as closed to thru traffic as there is some minor shouldering touch up work that needs to be done. This work is expected to be finished next week. Following the completion of this work, W. Lake street will be opened to thru traffic from the western City limits to Clinton Street.
Please continue to ask employees and remind truck drivers to use caution and slower speeds when driving through this area as equipment and workers will still be present at times.
Your continued patience with the project as the final items of work are being completed is greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions or would like to discuss any of this please feel free to contact Christian P. Robbins @ Kunkel Engineering at your convenience.