Avoid this area since there will be a LOT of trucks coming and going
Starting Thursday morning around 7:00 AM contractors will begin putting down the new asphalt on the Washington Street widening project. They will be using one of their monster machines that will be capable of reaching from the curb’s edge to the center of the 3-lane road, thus creating only one seam in the middle. One truck filled with hot asphalt will only produce about 30 feet of roadway so you can imagine just how many truckloads it will take to do the entire length of the project. Even so, they are hoping to open the stretch up to traffic next week. Please avoid this area and don’t try to navigate through it during this final phase since any unnecessary traffic just slows things down for the workers and truckers trying to navigate with their mirrors. Below is one last video trip down the road before it all gets covered over with new asphalt. Below that is a short video showing the continued excavation of dirt by the new Rollins Road railroad bridge. Most of the temporary steel pilings that will now need to be removed or cut off below ground level have been exposed. These were necessary to hold back the pressure of the temporary rail line while they excavated and installed the concrete supports for the new rail bridge right next to it. They have served their purpose and now must be removed.
You can also read and add comments on our Facebook page.