Bayside Road Construction Continuing Longer Than Expected
When the contractor discovered "soft spots," additional excavation had to take place before the resurfacing could be done. All road work is now anticipated to be completed by the end of August.
As you know, the Village has undertaken the largest road reconstruction project in many years. By the end of the day Friday, the first course of asphalt was laid on all 15 roads being resurfaced.
Initially, it was anticipated this would be done sooner. However when the roads were excavated, the contractor ran into several "soft spots." Firm road base wasn't present, which required additional excavation and installation of new road base. Significant work needs to take place to ensure when the asphalt is laid that the road will be stable, level, and functional for years to come.
In the coming week, the second and final lift of asphalt will be laid. This will take some time to complete but the contractors will work continuously, weather permitting, to complete all 15 roads. After that is complete, the crews will then come and install the shoulder, level manholes, repair landscape and any other issues that arise.
We certainly understand the desire to get the project done as soon as a possible. We also realize the need to ensure the long term stability of the investment we are making. At this time, we anticipate all work on roads being completed by the end of August. We appreciate homeowner's patience during the process.