Contract crews made a lot of
progress the first day, milling a four-lane section of Gilman Avenue between
Slaughterhouse Hill and the Route 7 Washington Street Bridge. That part of Gilman will be paved thicker than normal to help level out past settling of the street base.
The busy intersection of Washington and Second streets on the east end of the bridge was milled down as well.
One lane will be kept open on Washington, but e
xpect lengthy delays when the crews return with blacktop. (WMOA will endeavor to alert listeners when the paving is underway.)
Some other streets to be paved
include Bartlett and Bellevue on here on Harmar Hill, sections of Butler Street,
Eighth Street, Colegate Drive as well as several secondary streets around town.
No-parking signs will be posted in
parking zones 48 hours before paving is scheduled to begin. The city engineer's
office hopes the contractor will have everything done by the 31st.