Just as the leaves have changed, so has the look of the project. October was a pretty good month but could have been better. With cooler temps and shorter days, the job took a little longer to dry after rains. Crews were still able to make progress north of Lakeview by removing topsoil piles, hammering rock and placing borrow. This work will progress into early November and crews will begin covering the subgrade with base stone as weather allows. Backfilling of curb & gutter continued down to St. George. Topsoil was added to the slopes during the backfilling, and seed and straw were applied. Fall is ideal for growing grass and these areas are already turning green.
Electric work continued with new poles and conductor installed to the edge of the Weigel’s parking lot. Crews will continue electric work in this area by installing new overhead electric service feeds to poles in front of Lake Shore Terrace condominiums. Gas line installation completed on Westminster and the line was tested and energized. Gas will continue work with installing new 6-inch between Tuttle Lane and Dartmoor. Comcast has been transferring cable from the old poles onto the new poles starting at the Dollar Tree and proceeding north. Phone crews will begin working in the same stretch in the next few weeks.
This time of year has all of us preparing for winter and road work is no different. Work will continue but as weather fades, the work changes to activities that are not as weather dependent. However, crews will take advantage of good weather opportunities to perform dirt work and asphalt paving from now to the end of the year. Please continue to be mindful of the work taking place as you travel through the project and as always be careful with changing road conditions as we experience the fall weather.