This week, the contractor nearly finished all of the retaining wall on the job and the last of the concrete stairs has been poured. The old road bed between King and Lake Street is being removed and new road base gravel is being installed – this will continue tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Consumers completed the transfer of their power lines to the new utility poles that have been installed. Restoration and grading of areas behind the curb, walls, sidewalk, etc. began this week.

Here is the work we expect to see take place next week, the week of June 10, 2019:

The old road bed will be completely removed by the end of tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, 2019 and new road gravel will be installed
Caps and end pieces will be added to the retaining walls
Preparation for curb and gutter will take place on Monday
New curb and gutter from King to Lake Street is planned for Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The remainder of the sidewalk from King to Lake Street will be completed
Concrete driveway approaches will be poured
The contractor will be shaping the gravel and fine tuning it for asphalt placement which MAY come as soon as the end of next week, or early the week of June 17.
Additional restoration and back-filling of areas disturbed will continue
Communication companies still need to relocate their lines to the new poles before Consumers Energy can remove the old poles. The communication companies also have a few poles to relocate/replace of their own. Hopefully this work can be done next week to maintain the Contractor’s schedule so paving operations can move forward.
If you or a neighbor will have trouble getting access to your home due to a disability, please let me know so we can arrange special access or assistance. Please stay off of the concrete with vehicles for a minimum of three full days after installation to allow the concrete to cure to full strength. This applies to vehicles. You may walk on the concrete within a few hours of the installation.

The contractor is doing their best to maintain a drivable surface for local residents who live on Main, Johnson or King, but Main Street is closed to thru traffic. Please also remember that the stop signs are still in place on Mears and on Lake Street even though Main Street is under construction.