Road work continues September 24 and will continue late into the evening. Concrete was poured on Highland Avenue from McLure to Jackson and curb cuts are being completed at Highland and Larkin and Vincent and McLure. As part of the concrete process, partial curing needs to take place before cutting can begin. Cutting has already begun, but will continue until approximately 11:00 p.m. this evening.
“Due to the nature of the concrete curing process, cutting has to take place within a certain window of time or the concrete will crack and the process will need to start over again which is costly and difficult to schedule”, commented Joe Evers, City Engineer. “Our contractors are working expeditiously to get the work done as quickly as possible to avoid late night cutting.”
While every plan is in place and crews are diligent about their work, unforeseen complications can occur during the process. Last night’s work caused a concrete saw to break, causing the work to go on through the night into the early morning. “While we do everything we can to stay on schedule, some things just can’t be avoided”, Evers said.
This will be the last night of concrete cutting for a couple of weeks as other parts of the project move forward. “We are all just trying to keep our eye on the prize and know that in the end we’ll have a project we can all be proud of.”