Paving Sycamore Avenue will restore the pavement to good condition to extend the roadway’s service life, improve ride quality, and reduce maintenance costs.
What is happening:
Work crews will work on Sycamore Avenue in two stages. Please see the map below.
- Stage 1: Fern Avenue to La Goma Street (orange in the map below)
- Stage 2: East Blithedale Avenue to Fern Avenue (green in the map below)
Each stage will require two days of full roadway closure, with a total of four days of roadway closures.
- Day one: Grind and remove pavement. All the driveways and crosswalks will receive temporary access ramps.
- Day two: Place the new asphalt pavement.
Paving will occur the next business day after the pavement grinding. If roadway grinding occurs on a Friday, then the following Monday, the roadway will receive the new asphalt pavement.
Project managers have tentatively scheduled Sycamore Avenue paving work to begin March 28, 2023. However, this start date is dependent on the weather, as they need a 5-day period of dry weather before proceeding.
What to expect:
- Work crews will accommodate local access for residents and deliveries. We thank you in advance for your patience as access may be delayed depending on the positions of the asphalt grinder and paving machine.
- Community members should expect traffic delays during the grinding and paving process at the following intersections on Sycamore Avenue, as heavy machinery will be present in order to perform the work: East Blithedale Avenue, Park Avenue, Fern Avenue, Locust Avenue, and La Goma Street.
- After the pavement work, the Contractor will require five additional days to finish the process. This includes digging into the new pavement in select locations to uncover and properly bring up utilities such as manhole lids, natural gas and water valve boxes. Then they will restripe the roadway and intersections. These operations will not require full roadway closures, but motorists should expect some lane closures and traffic controls around the work.
Trees: Project managers are aware of the special character of the neighborhood and will protect the tree roots of the Sycamore trees throughout the neighborhood.
Parking: Work crews will place “No Parking” signs 72 hours in advance to give community members sufficient notification.
Who to Contact:
Yann Zsutty – Construction Manager, Coastland