• Big Dig season nears end
    October 15,2012

    Things are really shaping up on the “Big Dig.”

    In Phases 4 and 5 (including the intersection at City Park), paving for the season was completed Friday. Sidewalk work is near completion and benches have been placed.

    Work remaining includes installation of street light poles, signs, trash receptacles, bike racks and meter posts.

    Pedestrians, please use caution in the work zone. Navigating Main Street has been tricky at times due to the nature of the work being performed.

    Work vehicles and equipment are traveling Main Street on a steady basis. Do not hesitate to ask for help or direction at any time.

    In Phases 1-3, paving is complete with the top course in place up to Depot Square. You are still going to continue to see activity such as sign installation, pavement marking and some driveway paving. Permanent striping of the new black top is ongoing.

    Regular hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21, we will work on the signal systems at various intersections in and around the work zone. Hours for this operation will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both days.

    Pay attention to flaggers, signs, and message boards alerting you to possible changes in traffic patterns.

    The detour on Summer Street. will remain unchanged. Access to Main Street. from the intersection of Routes 62 and 302 will be limited to local traffic.

    Please refrain from any unnecessary vehicle travel on Main St. from Route 62 to Depot Square. All eastbound traffic will be directed to take Maple Avenue to Summer Street and then on to Elm Street in order to connect to Route 302 east and Route 14 south.

    All westbound traffic will be directed to take Elm Street to Summer Street. From there traffic can either turn right onto Maple Avenue to access Route 14 north, or turn left onto Maple Avenue to access Route 62 north and Route 302 west.

    Local traffic may access North Main Street from Cottage Street, South Seminary Street, Granite Street, West Street, and Merchant Street. Follow the posted direction of travel on these streets.

    In the work zone, pedestrian access will be maintained. Please continue to use caution. We encourage you to access businesses via back entrances where available. Emergency vehicle access will be coordinated on a daily basis.

    Access to businesses outside the work zones will be from the north end of Main St. and Merchants Row. Flaggers will assist you in navigating the work zone to gain access to your desired location. If a flagger is not present, please communicate your needs to a worker.

    Please pay close attention to message boards, traffic detour signs, advanced warning signs, uniformed traffic officers and flaggers who will be posted at strategic locations for temporary traffic control. Expect minor delays at times and plan your commute accordingly.

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Barre “Big Dig” project, please contact me by cell at 518-578-9629 or by email at beth@luckbros.com. The office number is 479-5775.

    Be sure to check out the We Dig Barre website at wedigbarre.com for project updates and a computerized look at N. Main St. after reconstruction and for referencing the week’s traffic detour plan.

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