Friday, July 31, 2015

Pavement Marking Completed

Work completed last week:
·         Pavement marking along project site
·         Removal and sweeping of sand installed on driveways prior to paving final lift of asphalt
·         Saw-cutting along Linneman Street and Lehigh Avenue on east end of project.
·         Watering of sod. Sod will continue to be watered until it is established.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Pavement restoration along Linneman Street east of Harlem Avenue, likely to start in 2-3 weeks.
·         Restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street, likely to start in 2-3 weeks.
·         Potential improvements to Harlem Avenue storm sewer

Monday, July 27, 2015

Final Asphalt Lift Installed

This past week, the final lift of asphalt pavement was installed along Henley Street, Elm Street, and Dewes Street.

Work remaining to be completed includes:
·         Pavement marking.
·         Pavement restoration along Linneman Street east of Harlem Avenue
·         Restoration of contractor storage area near railroad tracks east of Linneman Street
·         Potential improvements to Harlem Avenue storm sewer

The major items of construction along Dewes Street, Henley Street, and Elm Street are completed. We thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout the past year as construction was on-going throughout the neighborhood.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sod Restoration Completed

This past week, the landscape contractor completed final grading and installation of topsoil. The contractor also installed the sod along Dewes Street from Lincoln Street to Harlem Avenue. The contractor will continue to water the newly installed sod until it takes root and a healthy stand of grass is established.

Due to weather delays earlier in the week and wanting to have the sod installed prior to the installing the final layer of asphalt pavement, the asphalt paving was delayed.

The final lift of asphalt pavement is now scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd. Cars will not be allowed to park on the street when the final layer of asphalt pavement is installed. Prior to the asphalt paving, a thin layer of oil will be installed over the previously installed asphalt pavement. “Fresh Oil” signs will be installed once the oil is placed. Please do not follow the truck as it is spraying the oil because it can spray on your car. After a few minutes, the oil will dry and you will be able to drive on it. We request that you drive slowly to prevent oil from getting on your car to the greatest extend possible.  Once the asphalt pavement is installed, we request you do not drive on your driveway for a few hours to allow the pavement to cool and prevent oil being tracked on your concrete or brick driveways.

Also this week, the contractor will begin final roadway cleaning and work in preparation for the asphalt paving.

Thanks again for all your cooperation.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Final Lift of Asphalt Paving Scheduled for Wednesday, July 15th

This past week, the contractor performed some miscellaneous tasks including replacing damaged driveways, final testing and inspections, preparation for sod, and other general work.

Next week, the contractor anticipates to begin sod restoration on Monday.

The final lift of asphalt pavement is currently scheduled for next Wednesday, July 15th. Cars will not be allowed to park on the street when the final layer of asphalt pavement is installed. Prior to the asphalt paving, a thin layer of oil will be installed over the previously installed asphalt pavement. “Fresh Oil” signs will be installed once the oil is placed. Please do not follow the truck as it is spraying the oil because it can spray on your car. After a few minutes, the oil will dry and you will be able to drive on it. We request that you drive slowly to prevent oil from getting on your car to the greatest extend possible.

Thanks again for all your cooperation.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Landscape Restoration On-Going

The major construction associated with the Dewes/Henley/Harlem project has been completed. Currently, the contractor is working on the landscape restoration along Dewes Street between Lincoln and Harlem Avenue. Topsoil was installed and graded last week. We anticipate the sod to be installed within the next few weeks.

Miscellaneous testing and inspections are on-going prior to finalizing the project. A walk-through of the entire project was completed last week to identify any deficiencies that need repair.

Once all remaining tests and inspections are completed and approved, the final layer of asphalt pavement will be installed along the entire Phase II project limits. We anticipate this work to be completed in mid-July.

Thanks again for all your patience and understanding.

Have a safe and happy July 4th Holiday.