See the attached drawing for proposed work locations and possible impacts for the week of September 19th.
Island Street Reconstruction
The contractor will be on site Monday/Tuesday to begin work on this part of the project. They will be sawing and removing existing concrete pavement to start, then grading areas for new concrete. There are a handful of areas where some storm sewer work is required, which will also be handled this week.
City Engineering Staff and Vinton (construction contractor) have met with KU Staff on site to discuss work timelines for the duration of this section of the project. We will keep in touch to make sure access to driveways and parking lots are available when needed, and will give ample notification to when these access points will be unavailable. Due to the closure of the Island Street Bridge, there will be no other major traffic impacts associated with this work.
While driving through the construction site, be sure to travel slowly and keep an eye out for equipment. This not only cuts down on the dust, but also keeps the construction workers safe. Operators try their best to see traffic, but their view can be obstructed at times. It is always best to try and gain eye contact with equipment operators prior to driving by.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORK AND SCHEDULE CAN CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR UNFORSEEN CONSTRUCTION DELAYS. THESE UPDATES ARE TO AID THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS AS WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT IN A TIMELY MANNER*
Utility and street construction is not easy. There will be dirt, mud, dust, and construction equipment everywhere. Construction activity will be noisy and getting to your residence will be difficult at times. We ask for your patience and understanding as we make the necessary improvements to your street and utilities. Do not hesitate to contact the City with questions or concerns, we can’t help if we don’t know. Contact Taylor Conger, Project Engineer, at 920.766.6305 or [email protected] with any questions.