Good morning and happy Monday! Please see below another weekly construction update for the Troy West Main Construction project:
Much progress was completed last week. Five contractors were working on Main Street last week, completing over $150,000 in work!
Contractors working for the cable service providers in the area have started to make major relocations. This will clear the aerial fiber optic lines and aeriel cable lines from the construction area. Many of the unsightly utility poles on sections of West Main Street should be gone soon. This makes the area more aesthetically pleasing and more importantly increases safety. The new lines will be buried underground. The corridor is much safer without unyielding utility poles that are just a few feet off the travelled road.
The roadway construction is in high gear. The main emphasis of the roadway construction has been and will continue to be the completion of the new underground storm sewer system. The work for the last week has been concentrated in the Elm Street area. The work for next week will progress rapidly to the east. The north side of Main Street between Elm Street and Adams Street will see the bulk of the construction next week. The work will continue past Adams Street and towards downtown in the coming weeks.
The work to build the new roadway lighting system and new traffic signal system has begun. With this work the starting step is to place all underground power cables and communication cables first. It may be noticeable that a bore machine is used to do much of this work. A bore machine will drill a path underground between the start and end points. A conduit is then pulled through this underground bored path. This eliminates the need to open cut the roadway and greatly reduces any traffic impacts. All efforts are made to keep traffic impacts to the minimum. This is safer for the travellers and the workers.
Also, for late next week, new concrete curbs and gutters are scheduled to begin Elm Street and Madison Street. This will be the first new visible item for the public to view. This curb will give an indication of where the new edge of Main Street will be and how the sidewalk will fit behind the curb.
As always, thank you for your patience and understanding. For more information, please visit www.TroyOhio.gov/WestMain or submit your question via email to: MainStImprovements@primeeng.com