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We continue our bi-weekly meeting with our project manager and contractor. Many are concerned about the current condition of our roads in downtown Chappaqua. No doubt they are in bad shape! Replacing the gas lines and water system, and now working on replacing the sewer system, will do just that. Please remember that most asphalt plants not yet open. Potholes are generally filled with “cold patch” — a temporary fix that involves filling the hole with pre-mixed asphalt and tamping it down. Weather and traffic take their toll on the repair causes the asphalt to crumble. That’s unfortunately happening in downtown Chappaqua. The road will be repaved when all excavation is completed and new curbing is installed. I am very happy to report that we are now in a position to restore items back to the streetscape. We are currently restoring the full granite curbing installation. This will allow us to restore all sidewalks, if the budget permits. Work continues to be concentrated on the corner of lower King Street and Greeley. We have kept – and will continue to keep – 2 way traffic from King to South Greeley all night. They will not be closing lower King until 9 pm. Click here for weekly updates & two weeks forecast. If you would like to receive daily updates, please email me – RGreenstein@MyNewCastle.org.
As far as the construction website updates, we have posted all of the paid vouchers to the website under the downtown infrastructure project tab. We will posting a change work order section as well. Our first change work order is about additional surveying services we will need to establish ADA compliance with the NYS DOT rules throughout the town’s new sidewalk and especially in the area of pizza station. The amount of the surveying work is $10,380. We expect a corresponding change order from Boswell Engineering who will be providing the sketches for the enhanced sidewalk layout required by NYS DOT for evaluation of our compliance with ADA standards. There will also be a progress report tab that will contain an easy to view updated excel that tracks to date spending, the percentage complete and tracks our projected end date for completion.