Starting on Monday, June 18th, City crews will be starting on a series of roadway upgrades on East Wilson Street between South First Street and Steven Street, including the installation of approximately 12,100 square feet of new pavement, widening the road to the city right-of-way boundary, adding several stormwater drainage system improvements, and the installation of new water and sewer utility stub outs to a number of vacant lots.
There have been several maintenance issues on Wilson St., primarily caused by flooding and grading. The additional stormwater drainage improvements will prevent additional flooding in the area and alleviant potentially hazardous erosion issues. Additional water and sewer utility service stub outs will be installed to currently vacant lots to prevent cutting the new asphalt in the future when new houses are built.
The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of July and will include the initial widening of the road, tree and stump removal, stormwater upgrades, and water and sewer utility stub outs. Phase two will include paving the road, and will be contracted out for completion later on in the summer.
Work is scheduled to start on Monday, June 18, 2018. It is anticipated that the first phase of the project will be completed by the end of July 2018. Paving will be contracted out for completion later in the summer.
- Periodic roadway and lane closures are anticipated throughout the duration of the project. Signs will be on display designating the work area and rerouting traffic around the closure.
- There will be some temporary restrictions on parking throughout the project area to accommodate construction operations. Impacts on local parking will be minimized to the extent possible.
- Accommodations will be made for local traffic access throughout the duration of the project.
- Water and sewer utilities will not be affected by this project.
- The protection of trees and shrubbery in the construction zones will be done in accordance with City of Shelton guidelines.
Mike Albaugh, Public Works Superintendent