This project is in anticipation of other street and sidewalk improvements that are scheduled to begin in May 2017. Improvements are estimated to be completed within forty (60) calendar days.
The Town awarded the project to Ariston Pacific, Inc. from Bellingham, Washington. The Contractor will be mobilizing equipment on Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4. Construction is currently scheduled to begin Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Construction will take place on Park Street between Hillcrest Place and Blair Avenue at these locations:
Sewer Main Replacement: From Blair Avenue to Scenic Place;
Water Main Replacement: From Price Street to Marguerite Place; and
Sidewalk construction: From Price Street to Marguerite Place.
The project includes removal of portions of existing asphalt, trenching and grading in order to install new sewer and water mains. Local access will be maintained at all times during construction, but travelers should expect delays and limited access during certain phases of the project. According to Town Administrator, Duncan Wilson, every effort will be made limit closures and to have both lanes of traffic open in the evenings and on weekends.
The Town has notified neighboring property owners of the potential road closures and possibility of utility interruptions. The Town will notify property owners of scheduled utility service interruptions with a “Red Door Tag” prior to shut-off. Service interruptions for individual parcels are anticipated to last a few hours while the parcel is connected to the new utility line. Red Door Tags will also serve as a means of immediate communication between the Contractor and individual property owners.
Later this year drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians can look forward to safer travel when the second phase of improvements begin bringing a new sidewalk on the north side of the street.
There will be a Project Manager on site at all times. Questions regarding the project can be directed to the Project Manager or to Town Hall by calling 360.378.2810.