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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Construction Update: East State Street Mill & Pave

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Construction Update: East State Street Mill & Pave

PROJECT NAME & LOCATION: East State Street Mill & Pave, East State Street, from the Tuning Fork up to Mitchell Street  

PROJECT START DATE: May 15, 2023  

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project will rehabilitate the pavement condition, place new pavement markings, replace curbing, install some new drainage and repair some existing infrastructure, enhance the outbound bus stops, replace a retaining wall on the north side of the street, and make all sidewalks ADA compliant. 

LOCAL IMPACTS: Beginning Wednesday, September 13, 2023, the City’s contractor, Suit-Kote, will begin night-time operations for milling and paving the street. Though some preparatory work may take place before and after, the night time operations will extend from 7pm to 7am. During this time, the contractor will be allowed to reduce E State Street to one lane, flagging traffic in both directions. Motorists should expect delays in the area at first, but as traffic volumes diminish into the night, the delays should be minimal. By 7am, a vehicular traffic lane in each direction should be open to improve traffic flow, though some minor delays may occur.  

DETOURS IN PLACE: No detours will be put in place; vehicular traffic will be maintained in two-directions, albeit in one lane with flaggers controlling traffic flow.  

PARKING RESTRICTIONS: Approximately five parking spaces have been removed on the south side of the street approximately across from Schuyler Place (the first five or so parking spaces heading up the hill).  

SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE: Most of the paving operations will be complete by the end of September allowing for more typical traffic operations, but final project completion is expected by Friday, October 20, 2023 

PLEASE NOTE: Construction, by nature, is subject to constant change, inclement weather, and unexpected findings. 

For additional information contact: Tim Logue, Director of Engineering, Department of Public Works, 274-6535

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