A detour is planned for eastbound Main Street traffic on Monday and Wednesday this week due to work on the Main Street Corridor Project. The detour will send drivers from Main Street to Pleasant Street to Grove Street, which will return drivers to Main Street. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, there will be a single lane of alternating traffic in place.
Work this week includes full-depth excavation, which includes the removal of existing pavement and gravel to subgrade (approximately 22 inches), then the replacement and compaction of the gravel and the replacement of pavement, except for the final pavement, which will be done at the end of the project. Traffic will need to drive on compressed gravel for several weeks.
On Monday, removal of the existing pavement will begin on Main Street just past the Fire Station and move west toward Pleasant Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Main to Pleasant to Grove Street.
On Tuesday, the work will continue from Pleasant Street to the westbound project limit and Wood Street with a single lane of alternating traffic in place.
On Wednesday, the removal of existing gravel will begin at Pleasant Street and move east toward the Fire Station. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Main to Pleasant to Grove Street.
On Thursday, the removal of existing gravel will begin at the project westbound limit and Wood Street and continue east to Pleasant Street. A single lane of alternating traffic will be in place.
Working hours will be extended this week to 5 p.m. to allow all areas to be excavated by the end of day on Thursday. A single lane of alternating traffic will be in place for Friday. All work for the project is planned to be complete by noon on Friday, if possible, in advance of the July 4 weekend.