August has been a mixed bag with much cooler temperatures along with several days of rain. One brings better work conditions, the other not so much. However, our subcontract crews managed to make progress on the project. Electric crews installed more conductor, set more poles and prepared to energize the first 2.5 miles of new electric distribution. Natural gas crews energized about 1.5 miles of new 6-inch line. Testing of another mile of 6-inch gas line will occur after Labor Day. Crews made new service connections and took sections of old 4-inch gas line out of service. Water crews completed a series of road bores in the St. George area and worked on moving several services. The work completed by gas and water crews has opened up areas for road grading to begin on the right side from Firetower Road up to Stone Loop. Additional work performed by grading crew(s) involved installing concrete pipe and boxes for storm drainage, placing road fill and starting a 36-inch road bore under Westminster drive.
More of the same work can be expected for September. Additional gas and water lines will be installed, tested and energized. New electric distribution will energized and service drops will be changed over to the new lines. Comcast is expected to begin hanging strand wire on the new wood distribution poles and Frontier Communications will begin with strand wire shortly thereafter. Storm drainage will continue to be installed and roadway cuts and fills will continue as well.
Continue to check the webpage for updates as well as notices of upcoming work that will cause delay traveling the project. This information will also appear on the message boards spaced throughout the project. Please use caution while traveling through the project as there is work occurring on approximately 2/3 of the project. Driving at a lower speed is much appreciated by the crews on site as well as drivers attempting to merge into and out of traffic. Thank you.