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Progress to Date - June 3, 2016:Power has been connected to traffic light this week. After CDOT inspections early next week, it is anticipated that the lights will begin flashing. Federal Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices requires traffic lights to flash for a short period of time to alert drivers to the new signal. This will take up to 7 days, and then the lights will be fully functional. However, there will still be the need to install the island, create and paint turn lanes, as well as landscape. These items will be done toward the end of the project.
What to expect this weekend:Project Engineer Joe Kubala is arranging for temporary measures to allow for 2-lane traffic beginning Friday evening and continuing through Sunday. Additionally, flaggers will be onsite to mitigate cross-traffic access on Saturday.
Ongoing Work Timeline:-Irrigation conduits are being installed on the beginning Thursday, June 2, and continue until Wednesday, June 8.-Defalco will begin prepping curb and gutter right behind the irrigation contractor. They will begin Monday, June 6 and should be done by Friday, June 10. -The concrete subcontractor will begin forming and pouring curb, gutter and drive cuts starting Monday, June 13. The plan is to begin from the west end of Main Street and work east.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If a business has two driveways, contractors will only work on one driveway at a time until complete. This is so there will always be access to the property. If there is only one driveway to an affected property, contractors will work on half of that access at a time, for the same reason.Once poured, concrete takes between 3-7 days to cure, so the second pour will follow a week later.
-When the concrete curb is complete, asphalt patching back to the curb will begin and will take 2 days to complete. -Sidewalks will be formed and poured in the same process and sequence as curb and gutter.-Once work is complete on the east side of Main Street, Defalco will focus back on the west side, finishing the parking lot, sidewalk and landscaping over the buried storm drain culvert on Railroad Avenue.