Part two of
the Willow Street
construction project is just one of many areas of town that have been
undergoing maintenance work this summer, and is scheduled to be done this fall.
Mary Donaldson has more.
Construction work began on the
lower half of Willow Street
this spring, after the uppper half received maintenance and new pavement two
Howard Weston, the city engineer
says the current project is aimed to update several areas on the street.
(Weston 1 :26s “…and new pavement.”)
He says on
Friday they began flushing the waterline and will begin more work on waterlines
and storm drains starting this week.
(Weston 2 :25s “…soon after that”)
He says widening
the sidewalks by one foot make them more pedestrian friendly, while also
meeting suggested standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(Weston 3 :19s “….the current standard.”)
residents in the neighborhood have been very patient with all of the construction
work this season.
(Weston 4 :19s “…on their street.”)
Weston says that if construction work stays on
schedule, everything will be done by October, including the rebuilding of Willow resident’s
sidewalks, stairs or fences that were disturbed by the widening of the
sidewalk. He says to date, the project has remained on its 3-million,
269-thousand dollar budget.