Main Street Resurfacing
Project In Progress
The Main Street Resurfacing Project, which includes resurfacing approximately 4,500
linear feet of Main Street from the College/Beattie intersection to the Augusta/River
intersection, began Sunday, August 24. The first week of work
took place in the blocks between College/Beattie and Coffee Street, and the
contractor will work Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. While sidewalk
access will be maintained at all times, the roadway and parking spaces within the
specific work area for each night will be closed during work hours. Crews will begin
blocking off parking spaces at 8:00 p.m. each night.
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Below is the anticipated project schedule:
- Sept 7 – 12: Japanese Dogwood Lane to Augusta Street
- Sept 14 – 19: Main Street and Beattie Place intersection and Main Street and Broad Street intersection
- Sept 17-19: Final Pavement Markings – Beattie Place to Washington St.
- Sept 21-24: Final Pavement Markings – Washington St. to Augusta St.
The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement
The Main Street Resurfacing Project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program.
The purpose of the project is to sustain the usable life of the road by improving
the surface condition and rideability for motorists and to provide a safer walking
surface for pedestrians in crosswalks and parking spaces.
More About The Project
Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway. Typically,
the first step of the resurfacing process is milling or grinding away the old surface.
The milled street will have a rough surface, so drivers, cyclists and pedestrians
should use caution, especially near protruding manhole covers. Unless delayed by
weather, paving occurs within a day or two of the milling and is done in the following
- Application of a sticky layer called the tack coat, which helps the asphalt adhere
to the roadway
- A new layer of asphalt is laid down on the pavement with paving machines
- Rollers will follow the paving equipment
Some work may remain after the paving, including clean-up and application of pavement
markings (i.e. restriping lanes, parking spaces, stop bars at intersections, etc.).
A resurfaced street can be driven on as soon as construction crews re-open the roadway.
Be Safe Around Resurfacing Projects
- Slow down when driving through or near any road construction site.
- Be alert for equipment, construction workers and law enforcement officers.
- Stay out of designated work areas when walking down the sidewalk.