Weekly Construction Update

Week of April 17th:
The sanitary sewer and water utility work in Stage 1 is nearing completion. In the week ahead, storm water installation will be completed. Then crews will begin to remove the old James Street pavement and base underneath the pavement. In a couple weeks, they will begin installing the new base surface of materials which will ultimately be paved over with concrete in May.

Crews may also be working the week of April 17th building crossovers in the area of James Street and Dix to handle traffic this summer during phase 2 of the project. Visit www.askjames1660.com for the latest project information.

The official Phase 1 detour route remains in effect. All planned work is subject to change due to weather.


Week of April 10th:

The utility work along Stage 1 will continue, but grading operations will also be getting underway.  This involves leveling the material on the street and placing gravel over it.   Pedestrian walkways and fencing along the construction area have been put in place to help people get safely through and around the construction zone on foot.  The official Phase 1 detour route remains in effect.  All planned work is subject to change due to weather.

Week of April 3rd:
The utility work along Stage 1 will continue, so a lot more of the same will be occurring, but within the next couple of weeks as this progresses, the next step is grading the material on the street and placing gravel over it.   Also, in two to three weeks, you will see the designated pedestrian walkways start to be placed in the area.  There will be fencing and clear walkways put in order – this should help with pedestrian navigation of the area.  It cannot be put up until a couple of hurdles are cleared in the construction process, but they are close.  The official Phase 1 detour route remains in effect.  All planned work is subject to change due to weather.

Week of March 27th:
Crews will continue working on East James Street between the Crawfish River and Ludington (Hwy 73), installing sanitary and storm sewer pipes and water services. Grading (leveling) of the road service will also begin. The official Phase 1 detour route remains in effect.  All planned work is subject to change due to weather.

Week of March 20th:

Crews will continue excavation work on James Street between the Crawfish River and Ludington (Hwy 73) for work on sanitary sewer laterals and mains. The official Phase 1 detour route remains in effect.  All planned work is subject to change due to weather.

Week of March 13th:
Crews will begin the excavation of James Street between the Crawfish River and Ludington (Hwy 73) for underground utility work.  The official Phase 1 detour route remains in effect.  All planned work is subject to change due to weather.

Week of March 6th:
Work on the project will commence.  Tree removal will be ongoing along the project route.  Survey crews will be out on James Street marking the area in preparation for construction work.  Official detour route will take effect.