Friday, June 17 marks the beginning of road work on East State Road, with water main replacement from Wilson to First Street, culvert removal and a box culvert installed at Butler Creek, sidewalk and curb installed on both the north and south sides of the road and asphalt replacement of the road surface, DPS Director Lee Hays said Monday, June 13.
The project schedule calls for the road to be closed and work to begin Friday with the street re-opened to traffic on Sept. 2 and completion of the project on Sept. 30.
The East State Road detour will begin one block east of North Michigan Street at North Boltwood, leading south to East Mill, to First Street north to rejoin East State just beyond the project. Signs will alert motorists on West State Road to the upcoming detour, as well as directional signs along the detour route.
A shorter project started this week on Clinton Street between Hanover and Michigan streets, which will include water main replacement, road reconstruction and retaining wall installation on the north side of Fall Creek, Hays said.
Clinton will be closed for the duration of the project and traffic detoured around the area. Completion on that work is expected by the end of July.
All of the Fish Hatchery Park ponds have been dredged and look beautiful, Hays said. DPS staff is moving the dredged material to the area north of the large pond to dry and then be seeded. “The park is looking really great, and should be fully restored by the end of June,” he said.
Hays reminds residents that when using the compost drop off location, all compostable debris should be left to the west side of the drop off area, rather than among the rocks that are located along the north of the site.