Since the last update, our work crews have made impressive headway on the project. Grading crews have continued to put the new roadway areas on subgrade while laying some storm drainage pipe in few locations. Subgrade has been achieved down to St. George Road and will continue towards Lakeview and beyond in the coming month. Roadway stone has also continued to be placed and to date we have installed approximately 50,000 tons. This operation will also continue as subgrade is made available. The signal crew has stood poles at Towne Center and have hung new signal heads. As the last phone services came off of the old poles and the poles started to come down, I felt like throwing a party! Now that the old poles have come down the project 1 picture has cleared up and an unobstructed view of the new road can be seen.
On project 2, electric crews have continued to set new poles and have installed new conductor up to near the Custard Cabin. This work will continue with energizing the new lines and transferring services. Gas work has progressed up to the Shell Station and the new line on Lakeview has been installed. Traffic was shifted onto phase I of the box culvert on Westminster. The concrete crew made tremendous progress and will have phase 2 of the box complete mid-week next week. Once cured, fill material will begin being placed on the box to bring up to subgrade. There will be approximately 20’ of fill placed over the box to bring new Westminster to subgrade. Our water crew has completed with all of the new planned water main on the entire project. They will be working on transferring services for the next couple of weeks. Signal crew is almost drilled to completion on the last footer at Stonehenge and will be placing concrete in the foundation. Signal poles will be stood at this intersection when the last footer is cured. Road fill material continues to be placed in the fill between Tuttle and the Weigel’s.
In addition to the continuation of the work stated above, the very near future will bring paving and curb & gutter installation. Paving will be performed at the beginning of the project to allow shifting traffic onto the new grade. With this shift, the second half of the box culvert construction can begin. Curb &Gutter is scheduled to begin early next week near Stone Loop Road. This time of year is very busy on the project and there are a lot of moving parts to contend with. On any given day there are approximately 60 persons working on the project. Our crews have been performing very well and have made great strides. I would like to thank the FFG residents and all that travel Peavine Road through the project on a daily basis for being mindful of our workers, trucks and equipment. Your continued cooperation by slowing down and being observant is very much appreciated.