The general contractor for the project, W.W. Blacktopping, has determined a paving schedule for the final layer of blacktop (weather dependent). The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, October 23: Traffic flow changes are currently in effect. The small segments at the intersections of Roe Crest Drive, Tower Drive and Commerce Lane will be paved up to the eastbound lane of Commerce Drive. The paving will occur later in the day. Each intersection will be shut down for part of the day until the pavement can be driven on.
Thursday, October 24: The south side, or eastbound lanes, of Commerce Drive will be paved beginning at Lor Ray Drive starting around 8:00 AM and continuing towards Lookout Drive. This will require two passes plus a third pass west of Commerce Lane. The intention would be to have temporary closures (5-10 min. each pass) to Pioneer Bank and the intersections. The Commerce Drive entrances to Walgreens, Indulge, Loffler, Curiosi-tea and the mall will be closed until traffic is able to drive on the pavement early that afternoon. South side entrances to businesses west of Roe Crest Drive will also be closed until the afternoon when the road can be driven on. The contractor has already shut down some of these entrances where access can be made from another street/location. The contractor plans to provide personnel to help direct traffic.
Friday, October 25: The north side, or westbound lanes, of Commerce Drive will be paved beginning at Lookout Drive starting around 8:00 AM and continuing towards Lor Ray Drive. Once they reach Lor Ray Drive, they plan to pave from east to west finishing up at Lookout Drive in late afternoon. The various entrances on the north side will have temporary closures during each of the two passes for about 5-10 min. The contractor plans to provide personnel to help direct traffic.
The week of October 28th, the plan is to paint the road striping depending on weather and subcontractor availability.
Thank you for your patience, flexibility and understanding throughout this process.
Please contact Rob Pietz with Bolton & Menk, Inc. at (507) 766-2050 if you have any questions or concerns.