IMPORTANT UPDATE: An announcement from the project engineer now says the following:
“This afternoon, we were informed by our contractor that they would be unable to make the traffic switch onto the new Rollins pavement scheduled for tomorrow. Instead, it will be postponed until Thursday, September 25.
Traffic will begin shifting in the morning, starting with WB traffic on Rollins. Throughout the day, the contractor will work on placing striping and shifting traffic signals. By mid-afternoon, we hope to have EB traffic shifted onto the new pavement as well.”
Just a quick reminder that starting September 24th there will be NO access to Route 83 from either direction on Rollins Road. The same goes for Route 83 with NO access to Rollins Road. This is due to the need to remove the Rollins bypass which is currently blocking the area where Route 83 will merge with Rollins Road when the project is complete. For the next six to eight week the temporary Route 83 bridge will remain in use. Rollins Road will pass under both the railroad bridge as well as the Rt. 83 bridge. I had posted detour routes previously with Washington Street being the designated route.
There were a lot of areas on the east side of the project that were missing concrete as of Sunday but I was told today that those areas will be filled with asphalt since they will be removed later when adjoining areas are prepared, such as where the bypass will get torn up at places where it touches the new roadway. Areas that still have no curbing will be lined with large orange barrels until they complete the curbing installation and temporary landscaping.
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