CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, DURATION, AND TRAFFIC IMPACTS:
Please note, all work will be restricted to daylight hours. Flaggers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone. All roadway and lane closures will reopen during the evening hours and on weekends. Access to residential and business driveways will be maintained throughout the work unless alerted otherwise. Businesses will remain open!
Regularly scheduled blasting events along the roadway alignment for the Champlain Parkway east of Briggs Street within the City’s Right-of-Way between Flynn Avenue and Ferguson Avenue are substantially complete. Crews will continue excavating material from the area. During the excavation work, there is the potential that crews may encounter intact ledge requiring additional blasting. Based on seismograph readings vibration levels from blasting have remained below the threshold for impacts to sheetrock structures. For additional information on the blasting procedure and impacts, click here.
Utility work will continue throughout the project along Flynn Avenue, Briggs Street, Lyman Avenue, Ferguson Avenue, Morse Place, Batchelder Street, and Home Avenue. Work will include the installation of new sewer lines, water lines, stormwater infrastructure, duct bank, and conduit.
Crews will transition from water line work along Flynn Avenue between Foster Street and the railroad tracks to the installation of stormwater infrastructure and utility sleeves for traffic signals and street lighting. Flynn Avenue between Foster and Briggs Streets will be reduced to a single lane with alternating east-west traffic while crews finish the waterline work. The stormwater and utility sleeves work will be completed under a full road closure along that segment.
Sewer line work along Home Avenue will be completed this week. Starting next week, crews will work to install sewer services to residences and businesses along Batchelder Street, Morse Place, Lyman Avenue, and Briggs Street. This work is anticipated to take several weeks. This work will require lane closures.
Batchelder Street will remain closed to through traffic during working hours to facilitate sewer work. Residential access will be maintained. This work will require temporary residential driveway closure for the installation of residential sewer services. Property owners will be contacted directly. Through traffic between Home Avenue and Morse Place will be maintained via a temporary roadway constructed just west of Batchelder Street. Lyman Avenue will remain closed at its intersection with Briggs Street.
Crews will continue working on the stormwater detention pond near Englesby Brook. Crews will begin excavating in preparation of the installation of the Englesby Brook box culvert. This work will be completed off the roadway.
Sears Lane will continue to be closed to thru traffic west of Kaigle’s Service Center. Emergency vehicle access will remain. The pedestrian crossing between Sears Lane and Harrison Avenue will remain open. Vehicle access to the HULA Lakeside Offsite Parking Lot (HULA parking lot) will now be from Lakeside Avenue only.