Get ready. We are going to be starting cold planing (milling) operations on Summer Street/Elm Street at 7 a.m. today. Monday, May 6. This operation will continue for 24 hours. We will begin at the intersection of Summer Street and Maple Avenue and progress southbound towards the intersection of Elm Street and Washington Street. Sections of the road will be closed to through traffic and then reopened as we finish the work in that particular area. Residents, businesses and emergency vehicles will have access in the work zone. There will be delays. We will do our best to keep them at a minimum but plan your travel for the day accordingly.
Nighttime work will begin after 6pm in the City Park intersection. We will be milling sections of Washington Street, Church Street, South Main Street, and possibly Prospect Street. When work is finished in these areas we will move to the Depot Square area to continue milling specified locations. From there we will move to Maple Avenue where we will finish milling operations for the night. Be aware, it will actually be the very early hours of Tuesday morning, May 7. Once again, travel will be limited to residents, businesses and emergency vehicles.
It will be noisy and dirty, and it may affect your regular travel routine. We encourage you to close all doors and windows when we are near. Plan accordingly and communicate your needs to our flaggers or the uniformed traffic officers who will be available to help you safely arrive at your destination. We cannot emphasize enough how important your patience and cooperation is to us and to the success of our operations.
On Tuesday, you will see crews working on Prospect Street starting around noon. There will be one lane traffic and heavy equipment. At 7 p.m. a crew will begin work on Washington Street to excavate for a road crossing. Two lane traffic will be maintained with a uniformed police officer and flaggers. Use caution.
On Wednesday and Thursday, you will see crews working on the streets that have been previously milled to prepare them for paving operations scheduled for the evening of Monday, May 13. The hours for the preparation work are not set but will occur during the daytime. In addition, on Wednesday, a subcontractor will be working on Prospect Street installing new curb. This work will require lane shifting, so please pay close attention if traveling in this area. We may be required to work on Friday, May 10, provided there are some last minute details to be finished up for the paving operation scheduled to begin Monday, May 13. This work will be focused on the areas that have been previously milled.
Striping activities have begun and will be continuing until completion of the project limits. Please give this activity the utmost respect as it is the final product of the new construction. It gives any project the “finishing touch” and highlights all the hard work and beautification that Barre City has achieved.
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 traffic control. Again, 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 (518)-578-9629 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. The office number is (802)-479-5775.
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