State DOT contractor crews are working on new pedestrian ramps along 12th Street as crews make good progress on pavement repair ahead of re-paving between downtown and the state ferry landing.
Contractor crews from Lakeside Industries are repairing potholes, cracks, etc. that wouldn’t be fixed by just grinding out the top layer of asphalt. Once they do those repairs, they are putting in temporary patches to keep the road drivable.
When all those spot repairs are done and the weather improves they’ll grind down both lanes and repave. When that is done everything will be new and look like one single piece of pavement not patchy like it looks right now.
Pedestrian crossing areas are also getting upgrades during the weekdays, which might mean some detours if you walk on 12th Street. As part of this project, DOT says it wants to make sure they are adhering to Federal Highway Administration requirements and standards so that everyone, no matter what their ability, is able to safely use these crossing areas.
This work and paving, as well, will continue for the next couple of months. In July, once work is done on the Sharpes Corner roundabout, the highway between Sharpes Corner and the Commercial Ave roundabout will be paved.