40 North Main Street, PO Box 95
Walton, KY 41094-0095
Phone: 859-485-4383
Fax: 859-485-9710

STREET RECONSTRUCTION

 

SUBJECT: STREET RECONSTRUCTION

CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THE WEEK OF JULY 17, 2017, IN SUNSET RIDGE SUBDIVISION (WEATHER PERMITTING)

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL AT 859-485-4383

The work to replace the existing damaged pavement with a new concrete pavement will begin next week. The exact dates that the contractor will begin in front of your house is unknown and is weather dependent — it could be as soon as next week           or it may occur anytime in the next few months. The street in front of your house will be posted for "NO PARKING" a day or two ahead of time in the area that will be under construction. The work will involve the removal of the existing street, and your driveway apron may be removed and replaced if it is in poor condition or is at an elevation that will not work with the new paving. The cost of the street improvements will be paid entirely by the City of Walton, and there will be no assessment to the property owners.

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The general construction procedure will be to remove one side of the street and then form and pour it the next day. It takes 28 days for concrete to cure and approach maximum strength (and this is the normal curing time for concrete used in new construction projects). Although it is possible to wait 28 days before opening up a street to traffic in a new subdivision — it is unreasonable in existing subdivisions. In order to speed up the curing process the contractor will be using a concrete mix that will a strength over 3,500 psi in 7 days — which may be an inconvenient period of time to wait in an existing subdivision — but is the absolute minimum time that can be allowed. The contractor will be making concrete test cylinders on this project and erecting barrels to prevent traffic or parking on the new pavement. When the concrete tests show that the needed strength has been obtained — the barrels will be removed and the street will be opened to traffic. Please do not remove any barrels and drive on the pavement before the contractor has opened the street up to traffic. This can damage the new concrete pavement and will be considered vandalism. This explains why you may see long periods of time when no work is going on — as the remaining sections of street cannot be removed and replaced until the new pavement can be opened up to traffic.

Signs will be posted to inform you when parking will not be permitted on the street. There will be times when it may not be possible to drive through the work area without significant delays — and if possible it may be better to take another route that avoids the construction area. When the existing pavement is being removed or the concrete is being poured - the truck will be moved as soon as the loading or unloading is completed (they may not be move the truck immediately for you as they need to spend the majority of their time working.. ...and less time moving the truck).

Because the street and driveway aprons will require some curing time before they can be driven on it will be impossible for you to access your driveway for a period of time. It should be expected that you will not be able to access your driveway for 7 — 14 days when the street is being replaced in front of your driveway. You may be able to park in a neighbor's driveway or yard, or one of the nearby streets. It is a certainty that there will be some inconvenience to you while this project is in progress - but the new street paving cannot be replaced in any manner that does not require time for the concrete to properly cure and obtain the strength needed to support the weight of a vehicle. Any thing you can do to help your neighbors find parking spaces will be appreciated. If you have a driveway that is accessible - please park all of your cars in your own driveway and leave any available street parking for those who cannot access their driveways. Offer any extra spaces you have to your neighbors when they can't find a place to park.
It is suggested that you stock up on needed groceries and bulky items in the next couple of days so that you won't have to cany these items from a distant parking space when construction starts. It may be necessary for you to place your trash on the opposite side of the street when your side of the street is under construction — or you can place your trash in plastic bags and place it in front of a neighbor's house that is accessible on trash day. It is also advisable that you alter your trips to avoid the peak construction times. Each time the contractor is required to move their excavation equipment or the concrete trucks out of the way — it takes away from the time they are actually performing construction work and ultimately delays the completion of the project.
Thank you in advance for you help and understanding during this project. It will look very nice when the work is completed and will be worth the inconvenience.
NOTE: A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN IN YOUR AREA, THE CONTRACTOR WILL BE POSTING THE STREET FOR NO PARKING IN THE LOCATION
OF THE WORK AREA. THIS WILL ALSO MEAN THAT ONCE THE PAVEMENT IS
REMOVED - YOU WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR DRIVEWAY FOR A 7-14 DAY
PERIOD, AND YOU MUST REMOVE ANY CARS FROM YOUR DRIVEWAY AND GARAGE THAT YOU INTEND TO USE DURING THE PERIOD THAT THE PAVEMENT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND CURING.

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