From Project Manager Todd Nash:
With fall knocking on the door, our crews continue to make progress on the Peavine Road project. Job 1 has seen concrete curb and gutter installed down to Lakeview, and crews have been adjusting iron castings at the catch basins. New Lakeview has been graded, gas line installed and base stone placed. A new driveway to the FFG Police Department was installed off of Lakeview as well. Crews began backfilling the curb and gutter in preparation for sidewalk installation to begin. Some asphalt paving was installed with plenty more to be performed. Soon, traffic will be placed on sections of the new paving which will open up the second phase of Job 1. Stay tuned as we will place announcement on the webpage concerning this traffic swap.
Work on Job 2 progressed nicely with electric work completing down to just past Tuttle Lane. The new lines were energized, services transferred and the old lines were wrecked. Communication lines will be next to move. Electric work continues with new poles being installed near the Weigels. Gas work was completed from the Dollar Tree up to near Westminster. A new 4-inch gas line will be installed and energized on Westminster in the next couple of weeks. New water line was installed on the right side of Westminster. This line has been tested and will be tied in this week. Speaking of Westminster, the box has been completed and all of the fill has been placed over the box. Base stone has been installed with plans to place asphalt and install guardrail soon. Once this work is done, Westminster will pretty much be complete. Gas work will continue over the next few months all the way to the end of the project at Catoosa. Grade work will continue as weather allows between Lakeview and Westminster as well as storm drainage installation between Weigels and Stonehenge.
October typically brings good construction weather with very little rain. Please be aware of work occurring in several different areas of the project from beginning to end as our crews make the push to complete as much as possible before winter weather arrives on the plateau. I ask that drivers continue to watch for construction activities while driving through the project and I will ask that our construction crews keep the drivers in mind as they perform their work. The speed limit on most of the project is 45 MPH and drivers maintaining this speed is very much appreciated.