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July 22, 2016 Week 1: Construction layouts have been started. Utility mark outs are nearly done. The contractor plans to place construction signage; continue with the layout for curb and utilities; and possibly dig test pits by the end of next week.

Eastbound Message Board West of Linden St.
Eastbound Message Board West of Linden St.

July 29, 2016 Week 2: The following images show the utility mark outs done by Dig Safe and others. Next week the contractor plans to begin cutting and stumping trees.

 Utility Mark Outs by Dig Safe and Others  Utility Mark Outs by Dig Safe and Others
 Utility Mark Outs by Dig Safe and Others  Utility Mark Outs by Dig Safe and Others
 Utility Mark Outs by Dig Safe and Others  Utility Mark Outs by Dig Safe and Others

August 5, 2016 Week 3: The following photos show the downtown area with all necessary trees cut down and removed. Next week the contractor plans to excavate 10-12 test pits and to begin reconstruction of the downtown area.

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August 12, 2016 Week 4: The following photos show Great Plain Avenue being excavated for drain installation. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe.

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August 19, 2016 Week 5: The photos below show an excavated trench across Chapel Street for drain installation, a view of the contractor working in the Chapel Street area with the road closed, a photo of the contractor paving the drainage trench and another photo of the crew using a fire hose to wash the street to control dust. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Ave.

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August 26, 2016 Week 6: The photos below show the contractor installing drain pipe in Great Plain Ave., starting at Chapel St. on Sunday night and progressing down to Highland Ave. by Thursday night. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Ave.

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September 2, 2016 Week 7: The photos show the contractor excavating to install drain pipe in Great Plain Avenue, crossing Highland Avenue on Sunday night. The second photo shows utility crossings in Highland Avenue. On Wednesday night, the contractor focused on placing catch basin structures at low points because of the Labor Day weekend forecast. Thursday night, the contractor installed a drain manhole and a catch basin on Great Plain Avenue. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Avenue.

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September 9, 2016 Week 8: The photos show the contractor installing catch basins in two locations, one on Highland Ave. and the second on Great Plain Ave., the other photos show the crew installing temporary steel plates in Great Plain Ave. and the crew measuring the depth of existing utilities in the trench to verify conduit depths. Next week the contractor plans to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Ave. and installing new hydrants.

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September 16, 2016 Week 9: The photos show the contractor installing a catch basin and drain pipe across Great Plain Ave. The work conducted at the site this week was the excavation and installation of drainage pipe. Next week, we expect the contractor to continue installing more drainage pipe in Great Plain Ave. and possibly new hydrants.

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