Q: Are there any special assessments for the project? If so, how much are the assessments on my property and how are they determined?
A: No special assessments are planned for the project.
Q: Will the sanitary sewer or watermain be replaced with the project?
A: No utility replacement is planned for the project. For the most part the project consists of grinding up the existing pavement into gravel, regrading it to reestablish the crown of the road, and paving a new bituminous surface. There will be other miscellaneous improvements such are replacement of cracked curb and drainage improvements along the corridor.
Q: Will landscaping and plantings near the street in the right-of-way be disturbed by construction?
A: Plants and landscaping directly on or within five feet of the edge of the street may be impacted by construction if there is replacement of curb and gutter or storm sewer installation near them. Landscaping located between five and fifteen feet of the roadway edge typically will be safefrom impacts due to construction.
Impacted hardscapes within the right-of-way that are critical to the function of the yard such as retaining walls, paver walkways, and fences will be salvaged and reinstalled as part of the project. Impacted decorative landscaping and plantings within the right-of-way will need to be salvaged and reinstalled by the homeowner if they are to be saved. These items can also be simply removed and disposed of by the project if the homeowner does not wish to salvage them. The project team will avoid impacts to landscaping when feasible but disturbances to landscaping within the right-of-way can often be difficult to avoid, especially if it’s near the street, driveway, or sewer/water service.
Q: When will construction start on my street?
A: Construction will be completed in the summer of 2022 with an expected duration of 6 weeks. To receive the best pricing possible, the contractor is allowed to complete the 6 weeks of construction concurrently between June and the end of October.
Q: Will I have access to my property during construction?
A: Access will be restored to each property most evenings and weekends during construction. Working hours are typically 7 AM to 7 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM to 6 PM Saturday. Work is typically not undertaken on Sundays or Holidays, except under unique situations. At the end of each working day, excavations will be backfilled, and access will be temporarily restored to driveways.
During working hours, access may not be available if an excavation is occurring in front of or near your property. Workers will knock on doors or leave notices to ensure residents can get out of their driveways if needed prior to blocking off access.
The most significant direct property access restriction that residents will experience if the concrete curb infront of your driveway is replaced. Residents will need to be out of their driveway for about 7 days to let the concrete cure (harden). Notices will be delivered at least 24 hours in advance of this work with more detailed information.
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Matt Blazer, PE
Asst. City Engineer