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Contractors set to begin intersection work at Washington and Aspen

Post Date:06/23/2020 5:24 p.m.
Cherokee Pride Construction will begin mobilizing along Washington Street and Aspen Avenue on June 29.

The Intersection improvements project includes full-depth pavement reconstruction, asphalt mill, overlay, and road patching.

Approximately 1,700 linear feet of new water lines, concrete curb and gutters construction, sidewalks, driveway, and traffic signalization work will be completed, including the re-painting of the existing signal poles.

On July 6, the crew will start installing the waterlines and demolishing the existing sidewalk and off-roadway portions of the intersection.

Motorists are advised that near the end of July, the contractor will be implementing traffic control within the roadway to start construction on the new concrete intersection. Construction will take place in four phases, with crews working on a separate corner of the intersection at a time.

Traffic control will shift with the completion of each phase. Traffic will be minimized to a two-lane street in each direction to keep traffic flowing during construction. No left turns, or protected turn lanes will be available throughout the completion of the project.  “While we apologize for this inconvenience, these efforts are done with the safety of the traveling public in mind,” said Construction Division Manager Timothy Robins, P.E.

This two-lane intersection phasing project will last throughout the summer and into the fall. Asphalt paving and striping will follow the concrete intersection work. The expected completion date is January 2021.

The Washington Street and Aspen Avenue project was publicly bid and awarded to Cherokee Pride Construction for a total cost of $1,758,476.46.

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