DOT reps and the company who will be doing the work met during the week to firm up work to be done on the sidewalk/drains along 158 beginning at BB&T Drive Through extending to the driveway at Grandpa’s Kitchen. This week (November 14-18, 2016) workers will be in the area filming, measuring, etc. to set up for work to begin.
Actual work is to begin the Monday of Thanksgiving week (November 21-26, 2016). Grandpa’s will be closed for the week and the crews plan on beginning at Grandpa’s working in sections down to BB&T.
The project is expected to take two weeks. The sidewalk will be replaced. A handicap entry will be in the sidewalk near the BB&T. Work on curbs and drains will occur and “bicycle grates” will replace those currently in the area.
The concrete will be removed, broken up and put in the area along the railroad bed (note this will be monitored). Glass will be protected by large heavy tarps during the construction.
Merchants in the affected area have been notified and the work plan should minimize their inconvenience.
Questions can be directed to the Town Street Commissioner.