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Construction Notice – 4/30/2019

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468

E. Eighth St. Closure

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City, Gourdie-Fraser, Inc. and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will begin the E. Eighth St. Reconstruction Project on Monday, May 6, 2019. The project is expected to be completed the week of October 14th. The project limits are on E. Eighth St. between Boardman Ave. and Woodmere Ave. The work includes total reconstruction of the street with a three lane configuration, off street cycle track adjacent to the sidewalk, Mid-block crosswalks and street trees with site amenities such as benches and trash receptacles. Lighting improvements include pedestrian scale lighting for the cycle track and sidewalk in addition to safety lighting for vehicular traffic. Utilities include 24” dia. water main, new sanitary sewer and storm sewer with low impact design considerations.

E. Eighth St. will be closed to all traffic between Boardman Ave. and Woodmere Ave. Detours for motorists and pedestrians will be provided. The Boardman Ave., Wellington St., Franklin St., and Railroad Ave. intersections will be closed to through traffic at E. 8th St. during the project. All businesses are open and can be accessed utilizing the alley north of E. Eighth St. and Station St. south of the project area. E. Eighth St. may be open to traffic prior to final completion based on progress and safety considerations.

Regular updates on project progress can be found at: http://www.8thstreettc.info/.

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and promote worker safety. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work area.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Alexander Yockey at 922-4468 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

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Property Paperwork

We will be making calls, sending emails, and going door-to-door in the next few days to get the final paperwork completed. All 8th Street frontage property owners received a postcard in January and an informational project easement preview packet in February via regular mail – please call or email our project team if you’d like to schedule a time to finish your paperwork: Brian Boals – brianb (at) gfa.tc, 231.313.4863, or Heather Brady – heather (at) gfa.tc, 231.932.5531. Thank you!

Street Closure Signs

Last week the city placed digital signs along 8th Street that say “Street Closed May 6 – October 18”. The dates posted on these signs reflect the dates in the construction contract. Construction time periods can vary widely depending on a variety of factors – material availability, weather, etc. Please know that these dates are just an estimate, and we will post construction updates regularly once we are into active construction.