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September 14, 2012

South Main construction to slow for holidays

WEATHERFORD —  

Work on South Main Street continues this week, despite recent rains, which haven’t had much of an impact on the 20-month project schedule.

Director of Transportation Projects Terry Hughes said asphalt was installed in some parts north of Martin Street. Hughes said that work was done Wednesday night on the project and went well.

“The rain can have some impact and may delay some parts for a day or two depending on how long and how heavy the rain is,” Hughes said. “We’re still on schedule to have traffic on the (northbound) side of the highway by Thanksgiving.”

Hughes said that just because traffic is moving on the road doesn’t mean work is completed. There will still be some work going on the north side. To help businesses out, work on the southbound lanes will not begin in earnest until after the holidays.

“There may be some preliminary work going on on both ends of the project but nothing that will have a significant impact  on retailers,” Hughes said. “We want to keep the impact on the holidays kept to a bare minimum.”

He said much of the preliminary work on the southbound lanes could be done at that time, as the city “wants to get ahead of the curve.” Hughes said there is a lot more to the paving process than just laying concrete.

It starts with putting in the underground storm system, then a cement stabilization is poured which went in last week.

“The cement stablization is trimmed off to make it level and four inches of asphalt is put in,” Hiughes said. “Then the concrete is put over all of that.”

Once the asphalt has been laid, Hughes said it makes it much easier for the workers to complete their work as they are not having to worry about mud. Another thing that slows the process down is doing the work on the driveways that lead out onto the road.

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