Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Why so deep?

Many residents have asked why the contractor is excavating so deep. The road is not being lowered as much as it may appear right now. There are areas where the road IS being lowered 6 to 12 inches from where it was. In those areas, the cut seems even deeper. The reasoning behind such a deep cut is something called an "under cut." Some soil is considered unsuitable or unstable; this is usually black dirt. When the subgrade (what's below the road and stone) is considered unsuitable or unstable, we under cut it. In this case, one foot below subgrade. That under cut is then filled with 3" stone to create a stronger subgrade. If the road does not need an under cut, then it just gets filled with smaller sized stone.

Either way, the top of curb (where your grass meets the curb) to the bottom of the smaller sized stone that goes everywhere (under cut or not) measures 20". When we add one foot of under cut, we're talking 36" (three feet!). And that is why it seems so deep.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A. Lamp began milling Greenview today. They will begin on Briar tomorrow, July 19. Access to driveways will be maintained. There may be short periods of time between milling and placing the temporary ramp to the driveway, but all driveways will have access by the end of the day.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Change in schedule

The schedule for construction has changed. The contractor will be grinding the pavement from Greenview Road and Briar Place starting on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. This will be followed by the excavation and removal of stone and subgrade from Greenview, commencing on Thursday, July 19, 2007. Access will remain on both streets with periodic closures of driveways and the roadway.

Once the street has been excavated, the contractor will install curb and gutter on one side of Greenview. Only after this has been done will excavation begin on Briar Place. Residents will receive notice before work begins on any curb and gutter.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Curb & Gutter Installation

A. Lamp will begin excavating for curb and gutter on Friday (July 13) or Monday (July 16). They will complete one side of each street before beginning the other side. They will start with the North side of Greenview and the East side of Briar. Residents on those sides are asked to park on the other side of the street. Police should be notified of vehicle information, and cars will be allowed to park on the street overnight.

Order of Operations for Curb and Gutter (C&G):
  • Excavate area for C&G
  • Driveways temporarily ramped with stone until concrete is poured
  • Pour concrete
  • 3 days (72 hours) of cure time required before cars will be allowed to drive onto driveway

Storm Sewer Completion

All storm sewer operations will be completed by the end of day on Wednesday, July 11.