Phase one of the downtown revitalization project is wrapping up. This week Southeast concrete was in Wrangell to pave the sidewalks and road way at the beginning of Front Street and city dock. Department of Transportation Project Engineer Eric Voorhees says they are working to get phase one completed before winter weather hits.
“For the next two weeks southeast concrete is going to be pouring road way and sidewalk paving for phase one and hopefully move into phase two. Next Southeast Earthmovers are going to work on installing the water mainline between Campbell Drive and McKinnan Street. Depending on weather maybe install storm drains between Campbell Drive and Front Street, and water structures between that,” he says.
Store owner Jeff Angerman says he would like to see phase one extended and completed before holiday shopping begins in early December. Voorhees says crews are working to have phase one finished from Front Street to Campbell Drive before the winter shut down.
“A lot of it is weather dependent at this point. If the weather allows us, Southeast Earthmovers plan to continue to work into the winter months. But at this point the biggest factor is seeing what the weather does for us,” he says.
Work is scheduled to pick up again in the spring. At that time Voorhees says phase two of the project will continue to Lynch Street as well as the installation of storm drains and sewer services.
The next progress meeting will be November 17th at 10 AM in City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. For more information you can contact DOT Project Engineer Eric Voorhees at 907-301-2178.
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