Those of us who live on West Main Street have noticed during the past week that the work effort on the reconstruction project has been quite light. I thought that, perhaps, it was the heat or the rain. However, today, we got the answer.
A note delivered to homeowners let us know that the contractor and the city have determined that the concrete road bed that they had hoped to retain and build upon is in such bad shape that they will be tearing it up as they did on Rogers Street. They will then put down a bed of gravel after which they will begin to construct the gutters.
Although the note reassured homeowners that, even with this unexpected delay, the project is on schedule, I can't help feeling just a tad skeptical. This is going to mean a great deal more dust and noise for everyone and inconvenience for those whose driveways are on West Main Street.
As I said in my earlier post, this had better be ONE GREAT ROAD!