Coming down the homestretch!

October 27, 2011
By Admin

Special advisory for Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29:

Friday

Weather permitting, beginning at 6:30 a.m., workers will be street sweeping and then paving. South Street and the side streets that intersect with South Street (Elm, School and New Pruyn Streets) will be closed on Friday for traffic. There will be no parking along South Street.

Note: Accessibility to businesses

Entrance access to the businesses on the north side of South Street (North Country Coffee Cafe, New Way Lunch, etc.) is available via entry off of Elm Street into the South Street parking lot.

Entrance access to businesses on the south side of South Street (JP Bruno’s, South Street Floral, Pete’s Diner, Jaeger and Flynn, etc.) is available via entry through the Elm Street parking lot (accessible via Elm or Glen Streets) to the back entrances of the businesses.

Saturday

Weather permitting, beginning at 7:00 a.m., South Street will reopen for traffic. However, the side streets that intersect with South Street (Elm, School and New Pruyn Streets) will be closed during the day for continuation of paving them. Parking will be permitted on South Street.

Week of October 31, 2011

Normal traffic and parking pattern returns to South Street! There will be occasional intermittent traffic due to final repairs and adjustments.

Thank you for your continuing cooperation!

Adjusted project schedule

October 26, 2011
By Admin

Adjusted project schedule for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 26, 27 and 28:

Due to weather conditions, paving will be delayed and is scheduled for Friday, October 28, weather permitting. South Street will be open for motorists on Wednesday and Thursday, October 26 and 27, though no parking will be permitted along the entire street. A decision will be made Thursday afternoon regarding whether weather conditions are favorable for paving and tack coating on Friday.

When paving and tack coating does occur, the entire length of South Street will be closed to traffic and parking.

Note: Accessibility to businesses

Entrance access to the businesses on the north side of South Street (North Country Coffee Cafe, New Way Lunch, etc.) is available via entry off of Elm Street into the South Street parking lot.

Entrance access to businesses on the south side of South Street (JP Bruno’s, South Street Floral, Pete’s Diner, Jaeger and Flynn, etc.) is available via entry through the Elm Street parking lot (accessible via Elm or Glen Streets) to the back entrances of the businesses.

Thank you for your continuing cooperation!

UPDATED Advisory: Week of Oct. 24

October 23, 2011
By Admin

Updated & Revised South Street Advisory for week of October 24th

PROJECT NEARING COMPLETION :

Repair work by National Grid contractor on the underground vault is completed and South Street is now reopened.

SCHEDULE (WEATHER PERMITTING)

On Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25, milling of the street will occur along with raising manhole covers to grade and preparation for asphalt paving.

On Wednesday Thursday, and possibly Friday, tack coating and paving of the street will be undertaken.

Traffic and Parking Restrictions

*During the  earlier part of the week;  Monday- closure of South Street (from GLEN TO ELM ONLY ) due to work to raise the manhole covers.   Otherwise; intermittent alternating one way traffic for the entire length of South Street Monday and Tuesday.

*On Wednesday (weather permitting)  paving will commence and  during paving operations ; the entire length of South Street will be temporary closed to traffic from Broad/New Pruyn to Glen .

*No on street parking (thru the week)  for the entire length of South Street is permitted as milling and paving operations are underway.

Entrance access to the businesses on the north side of South Street (North Country Coffee Cafe , New Way Lunch) is available via entry off of Elm Street into the South Street parking lot.

Entrance access to businesses on the south side of South Street (JP Bruno’s, South Street Floral , Pete’s Diner , Jaeger and Flynn ) is available via entry through the Elm Street parking lot (accessible via Elm or Glen Streets) to the back entrances of the businesses.

Thank you for your continuing cooperation!

Advisory as of October 21:

October 21, 2011
By Admin

Repair work by National Grid contractor is completed and South Street is now reopened.

On Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25, completion of milling of the street will occur.

On Wednesday and Thursday, October 26th and October 27th, paving of the street will be undertaken.

Traffic and parking advisory for week of October 24th:

Intermittent alternating one way traffic for the entire length of South Street. No parking on either side of the entire length of South Street is permitted as milling and paving operations are underway.

Thank you for continuing cooperation!

Updated information: Oct. 19 & on

October 18, 2011
By Admin

Updated & Revised Information on the South Street Project:

The South Street/Elm Street intersection will be closed for a portion of the day on Wednesday, October 19, due to improvements being made to the traffic signal. The intersection will reopen after this is completed. Entrance into the South Street parking lot and New Way Lunch will be accessible from the Elm Street entrance to the South Street parking lot.

On Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21, and Monday, October 24, milling of the street will be occuring and there will be no parking permitted along the entire length of South Street. There will be alternating traffic along the entire length of South Street.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 26, 27 and 28, the entire length of South Street will be paved. No street parking will be permitted and there will be an alternating traffic pattern.

Entrance access to the businesses on the north side of South Street (North Country Coffee Cafe and New Way Lunch) is available via entry off of Elm Street into the South Street parking lot.

Entrance access to businesses on the south side of South Street (JP Bruno’s, etc.) is available via entry through the Elm Street parking lot (accessible via Elm or Glen Streets) to the back entrances of the businesses.

Thank you for your continuing cooperation.

UPDATED information: Week of Oct. 17

October 17, 2011
By Admin

Updated information on South Street work for the week of October 17:

National Grid’s contractor continues work on their electrical vault by the Glen Street/South Street intersection. Over the weekend, there was a lot of concrete road bed to remove around the head structure and by the end of the day on Sunday, all concrete road bed and the locking collar of the head structure had been removed.

We apologize for the noise. The amount of jackhammering and/or machine impacting should be limited from here on out.

The next step of the construction process will be to make a separation between the old wall and the head structure to jack the head structure of from the wall, at which time it can be removed.

The second step will be to obtain the correct elevation of the new structure, so that the new head structure on the vault can be formed in place and secured with concrete.

The third step will be to remove the forms inside the vault and pour flowable fill and road bed back to sub grade.

The entire process will take two and a half to three days. The time frames of work should be from around 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (a regularly scheduled day), though it will depend on the delivery schedules of the concrete and new head structure. If things do run late, it should not run long into the evening.

Traffic advisory: Now through Sunday, Oct. 23:

The approximately 300-foot portion of South Street that runs from the Glen Street/South Street intersection to the area by New Way Lunch and the South Street parking lot will be closed as National Grid repairs the underground electrical transformer vault underneath South Street (as mentioned above). The remaining portion of South Street is open, and entrance to the South Street parking lot and New Way Lunch is accessible by the open portion of South Street.

Entrance access to the businesses on the north side of South Street (North Country Coffee Cafe and New Way Lunch) is also available by entering off Elm Street into the South Street parking lot.

Entrance access to the businesses on the south side of South Street (JP Bruno’s, etc.) is accessed by entering off Elm Street or Glen Street into the Elm Street parking lot.

Special advisory for Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25:

As the project nears completion, paving of the entire length of South Street begins at the western section by Rite Aid and Union Square. On Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25, there will be limited traffic access and no parking along the entire length of South Street.

Thank you for your continuing cooperation!