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: 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 may 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 7:30 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 (30-60 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 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 Lor Ray Drive starting around 7:30 AM and continuing towards Lookout Drive. That day we will be stopping just east of the Commerce Drive Dental office. The various entrances on the north side will have temporary closures during each of the two passes for about 30-60 min. The contractor plans to provide personnel to help direct traffic.
Saturday, October 26: The north side will be paved from the previous stopping point east of Commerce Drive Dental to Lookout Drive beginning around 7:30 AM. This section should be completed late morning or early afternoon.
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.