There have been some big changes to our work zones in the past month. From the intersection of Irish Street to the railroad tracks up by Loretta Street, the works zones are open and mostly accessible to pedestrians and vehicles alike. Our crews have now moved down to the East end of the project to begin work starting with the intersection at College Street. See below for the full update.
Depot Street between Irish Street and Main Street: Remains closed as crews continue to lay pavers in the roadway. With the sidewalks being completed, this block is now extremely accessible and open to pedestrian traffic more than it has been throughout this project. The following aerial videos show how construction has been mostly completed from Main Street to the railroad tracks past Cutler Street:
Depot Street between Main Street and College Street: This block is now closed near College Street as work has begun in this block as crews begin to remove the old and get the street on grade in preparation for pouring gutters, curbs, and sidewalk. Local traffic will still be able to access this block from Main Street for the time being but this block is expected to close down completely in the coming days. It is our intention to work from the bottom of the hill, near College Street, up to the intersection at Main Street. Here's a look at the construction that is currently going on in this work zone:
Check out this video of our crews hammering through bedrock to make room for the new construction (CAUTION - Video may be loud, please adjust your audio accordingly):
Intersection of College Street at Depot Street/Academy Street: This intersection will be closed for a few weeks while our crews knock it down to grade, pour concrete, and prep the intersection for asphalt. Please utilize Main Street as a detour. Parking lots on Academy Street will be accessible from Church Street and the businesses between Main Street and College Street on Depot Street will be accessible from Main Street.
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