Street project behind schedule
Due to delayed delivery of concrete pieces, Velva’s Main Street project is now two to three weeks behind schedule.
Despite that, the contractors insist the sidewalks on the southeast block will be in by June 19, and Central Avenue will reopen to traffic before or by June 28, barring weather delays.
At Tuesday morning’s weekly meeting, Keller Paving and Pinky’s Aggregate released their schedule for the next two weeks. By this Saturday, they expect to finish mainline sewer and set the manholes at Central, then start the water line on Main and work on water and sewer tie-ins. Pinky’s will begin at Central and work north, and anticipate completing the underground work from Central to the Pioneer Bar by or on Saturday. Keller will then move in and prep the completed areas.
Next week, Pinky’s plans to finish the underground work to the First Avenue intersection, effectively finishing the first block. The crew will then move on to the next block while Keller does the subgrade, fabric and gravel. That will be followed by setting the street light bases and running power lines down the first block. Concrete work should begin on June 10.
Dustin Keller of Keller Paving said Pinky’s will work this Saturday again to help things catch up, and added the Keller crew will also work weekends, if necessary, insure a timely completion.