Main Street Construction Update

Williamsville Picture Main Street And Highway Paving

NY Route 5 I-290 to Williamsville EVL

Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville

Proposed Sequence of Operations

(SEE BELOW FOR WEEKLY UPDATES)

Phase 1      Village Square to Mill Street on South Side (6/4/18 to 6/29/18)

Curb, sidewalk, snow storage, ADA ramps, foundations for HAWK Signal, drainage structure installations and rehabs.

HAWK signal pole delivery expected last week of July.

*Progress of work will depend upon the on-time delivery of the granite curbs. Contractor will work outside the “festival areas” as necessary.

The goal is to complete S. Cayuga to Mill by 6/29.

Phase 2      I-290 to Village Square South and North Sides (7/9/18 to 7/23/18)

Complete all drainage rehabs, ADA ramps, curbs and sidewalks

Phase 3      Mill Street – East Village Line South and North Sides (7/24/18 to 8/7/18)

Complete all drainage rehabs, ADA ramps, curbs and sidewalks

Phase 4      Reist Street to Mill Street North Side (7/30/18 to 8/15/18)

Curb, sidewalk, snow storage, ADA ramps, foundations for HAWK Signal, drainage structure installations and rehabs.

*The contractor will concentrate on the completion of the Cayuga to Mill section and will avoid working in this area on Thursdays after 3:30 PM to avoid the Thursday music festivals.

Phase 5      Milling and Paving I-290 to Williamsville South High School (9/7/18 TO 9/30/18)

(NIGHT WORK)

Mill existing roadway surface, adjust manholes and water valve boxes in road to proposed elevation, power company, gas company and phone company to adjust their manholes and valve boxes.

Pave new asphalt surface and temporary striping.

Phase 6      Final Road Striping and new sign installation (10/1/18 TO 10/31/18)

Complete final road striping and install new road signs, complete remaining miscellaneous items.

Please Note: Weather and unknown factors such as unknown underground utilities, supply delays and coordination with utility companies may cause progress delays. Updates will be issued weekly.

National Fuel will have a contractor on site beginning 5/29/18. They will work on their facilities on the north side of Main Street, beginning at Reist Street and progress towards Mill Street. They will inform the residents, daily, on what impacts they will have to their service.

 

Scheduled work for the week 6/25 through 6/29

Phase 1 of the Main Street construction project continues Monday through Friday 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Businesses and residents on Main Street between Union Road and Hirschfield Drive / Farber Lane please take note:

To minimize traffic congestion during the construction project, Modern Disposal will collect your garbage on your regular days; Wednesdays on the north side of Main Street and Thursdays on the south side of Main Street, by 6:30 AM.  The Village requests that place your garbage at the curb for pick up the evening before.  

NOTE:   New concrete was placed in one half of the Main Street driveway entrance to Rite Aid, that half will be closed for seven days to allow the new concrete to properly harden.  Traffic will be permitted to use the other half, but the width is restricted…….   Please note that there is an entrance on Los Robles.

Monday

At 5:00 AM the contractor will use a pavement saw to make an open cut approximately 4 inches wide across Main Street on the east side of Los Robles.  They will install electrical conduits, in the cut, for the new pedestrian crossing signals.  This should take less than an hour to complete. Traffic will be controlled with flag people. 

At 9:00 AM, the saw cut will be filled with concrete.  Traffic will be controlled with flag people.  Please be patient and cautious in this area, the work can only proceed so fast. Expect delays for up to ten minutes while the operation is being performed.

At 9:00 AM North Side road work begins at Grove Street and will progress to Reist Street.  Parking will be restricted starting Sunday evening so the pavement can be cut in preparation for the replacement of the curb.  The right lane will be closed after 9:00 AM in this area.  Please proceed with caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the work area. 

NOTE: On Monday 6/25, after 9:00 AM, For Safety Reasons

Northbound traffic on South Cayuga Road will be detoured onto Milton Street to Los Robles to use that signalized intersection while the contractor works around the radius of South Cayuga at Main Street.  A detour will be posted to guide travelers around the work area.  Residents that live between Milton Street and Main Street will be allowed to access their homes. No through traffic will be permitted while the work is being performed. Two-way travel for buses and emergency vehicles will be maintained through the work area by flag people.  Amherst police and fire will be notified when the detour is in effect and when it will be removed.

 Monday – Friday

The placing of the new concrete sidewalk will continue on the south side of Main Street.  They began at Village Square today, Friday 6/21 and finished at the Rite Aid driveway. They will follow up with the new exposed aggregate concrete between the curb and sidewalk and behind the sidewalk.  The plan is to finish the concrete work up to Los Robles by the end of the week, weather permitting. The contractor is fabricating plywood and 2 x 4 “bridges” to provide access as necessary to businesses where the fresh concrete is being placed. It will typically harden overnight and can be traversed then.  Please refrain from damaging the fresh concrete as it will then need to be replaced causing unnecessary expense and delays in progress.

 Signal work will continue at the intersections of Los Robles and Cayuga.

 Los Robles to Cayuga

The plan is to perform sidewalk excavation, placing and grading of subbase stone and installation of sidewalk concrete, weather permitting.  Steel forms will be placed in preparation for the installation of the new sidewalks. 

Sidewalk detour signs will be in place to cross pedestrians, at signalized intersections, to the opposite side of the street. If you choose to enter these areas, please use caution as the forms can be a trip hazard.

In the area where the new curbs have been installed, the contractor will place concrete in the cut in front of the curb to lock it into the pavement area.

Temporary “No Parking” signs will be placed the evening before.  Please obey the no parking areas so not to delay the contractor’s operations and to avoid being issued a ticket and being towed.

At intersections other than at South Cayuga Road

The construction activities will involve equipment and dump trucks at the radius of each intersection.  This constriction of the available width of the road is a concern for two-way traffic.  In the interest of safety, when working at these locations, we will not permit Main Street traffic to exit onto the side street where the work is being performed.  Traffic on the side street, that will enter Main Street will not be affected. The work in these areas should take few hours.  We will maintain two-way access for school buses and emergency vehicles.  The chief inspector will contact Amherst police when restricting access and when it will be reopened.  Local residents will be able to use alternate side sides to navigate the area.

General Notes

In the areas where we will be working, sidewalk closed signs will be placed to detour pedestrian traffic to the opposite side of the street.  These pedestrian detours are set for your safety.  It is understood business patrons need access to the local businesses, but please be patient and one of the contractor’s employees will assist you through the area when it is safe.  At the conclusion of the excavation operations, the contractor will place a compacted stone in the sidewalk areas to make it easily traversable.  Please remember this is a construction site and caution will need to be used in these areas.

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Motorists should be aware that east bound and west bound right lane closures will be set in place between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Delays are to be expected.

Electronic variable message boards are in place on Main, Union and the I-290 exit to inform travelers of the situations that they will encounter and will be adjusted as construction activities change.

There will be no lane closures during the morning and afternoon rush hours (6:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM) Monday through Friday.  Outside of the restricted times, you may encounter a single lane closure. 

Flag people will be on site assisting construction vehicles in and out of the work zone.  Please be aware and use caution.

National Fuel will continue to work on their facilities on the north side of Main Street, from at Reist Street and progress towards Mill Street.  They will inform the residents, daily, on what impacts they will have to their service.

Scheduled work for the week 6/18 through 6/23

REVISED for Friday 6/22 

NOTE: On Friday 6/22, after 9:00 AM, For Safety Reasons

Northbound traffic on South Cayuga Road will be detoured onto Milton Street to Los Robles to use that signalized intersection while the contractor excavates around the radius of South Cayuga at Main Street.  A detour will be posted to guide travelers around the work area.  Residents that live between Milton Street and Main Street will be allowed to access their homes. No through traffic will be permitted while the work is being performed. Two-way travel for buses and emergency vehicles will be maintained  through the work area by flag people.  Amherst police and fire will be notified when the detour is in effect and when it will be removed.

Scheduled work for the week 6/18 through 6/23

Phase 1 of the Main Street construction project continues Monday through Friday 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Businesses and residents on Main Street between Union Road and Hirschfield Drive / Farber Lane please take note:

To minimize traffic congestion during the construction project, Modern Disposal will collect your garbage on your regular days; Wednesdays on the north side of Main Street and Thursdays on the south side of Main Street, by 6:30 AM.  The Village requests that place your garbage at the curb for pick up the evening before.

Monday – Friday

Work continues the south side of Main Street; saw cutting the pavement in front of the existing curbs, removal of the curbs, sidewalk and adjoining areas. New curbs are being installed, a new drainage receiver will be installed on the SW corner of California and existing inlets are being repaired. The majority of the excavation work will be between Los Robles and Cayuga.

NOTE: On Monday 6/18, after 9:00 AM, For Safety Reasons

Northbound traffic on South Cayuga Road will be detoured onto Milton Street to Los Robles to use that signalized intersection while the contractor excavates around the radius of South Cayuga at Main Street.  A detour will be posted to guide travelers around the work area.  Residents that live between Milton Street and Main Street will be allowed to access their homes. No through traffic will be permitted while the work is being performed. Two-way travel for buses and emergency vehicles will be maintained  through the work area by flag people.  Amherst police will be notified when the detour is in effect and when it will be removed.

Monday – Afternoon

In the area where the new curbs have been installed, the contractor will place concrete in the cut in front of the curb to lock it into the pavement area.

Temporary “No Parking” signs will be placed the evening before.  Please obey the no parking areas so not to delay the contractor’s operations and to avoid being issued a ticket and being towed.

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Wednesday

Steel forms will be placed in preparation for the installation of the new sidewalks. 

Sidewalk detour signs will be in place to cross pedestrians, at signalized intersections, to the opposite side of the street. If you choose to enter these areas, please use caution as the forms can be a trip hazard.

Thursday

Weather permitting, installation of the new sidewalks will begin at Village Square on Thursday and proceed east.  There will be some disruption to pedestrian traffic until the concrete hardens – usually overnight. Every attempt will be made to minimize the disruption to pedestrians. Please avoid walking on the fresh concrete as it will damage the surface and will need to be replaced, delaying full access to the sidewalk.

At intersections other than at South Cayuga Road

The construction activities will involve equipment and dump trucks at the radius of each intersection.  This constriction of the available width of the road is a concern for two-way traffic.  In the interest of safety, when working at these locations, we will not permit Main Street traffic to exit onto the side street where the work is being performed.  Traffic on the side street, that will enter Main Street will not be affected. The work in these areas should take few hours.  We will maintain two-way access for school buses and emergency vehicles.  The chief inspector will contact Amherst police when restricting access and when it will be reopened.  Local residents will be able to use alternate side sides to navigate the area.

General Notes

In the areas where we will be working, sidewalk closed signs will be placed to detour pedestrian traffic to the opposite side of the street.  These pedestrian detours are set for your safety.  It is understood business patrons need access to the local businesses, but please be patient and one of the contractor’s employees will assist you through the area when it is safe.  At the conclusion of the excavation operations, the contractor will place a compacted stone in the sidewalk areas to make it easily traversable.  Please remember this is a construction site and caution will need to be used in these areas.

Motorists should be aware that an east bound right lane closure will be set in place between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Delays are to be expected.

Electronic variable message boards are in place on Main, Union and the I-290 exit to inform travelers of the situations that they will encounter and will be adjusted as construction activities change.

There will be no lane closures during the morning and afternoon rush hours (6:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM) Monday through Friday.  Outside of the restricted times, you may encounter a single lane closure. 

Flag people will be on site assisting construction vehicles in and out of the work zone.  Please be aware and use caution.

National Fuel will continue to work on their facilities on the north side of Main Street, from at Reist Street and progress towards Mill Street.  They will inform the residents, daily, on what impacts they will have to their service.

Scheduled work for the week 6/11 through 6/15

Phase 1 of the Main Street construction project continues Monday through Friday 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

You will notice white marks in the pavement from Village Square to Mill Street and at various intersections.  These marks are the layout lines for the saw cutting of the pavement to accommodate the new curbs and not the location of the new curb.  At the radius of each intersection, the surveyor has placed “X’s” in pink paint that will be the actual location of the new curb bump outs.  I hope this will clarify that the curb will not follow the white paint marks and we will not alter the width on Main Street or the side streets.

 Work has started on the south side of Main Street saw cutting the pavement in front of the existing curbs in preparation of installing the new curbs and the removal of the sidewalk and area between the sidewalk and curbs (referred to as the “snow storage area”) from Village Square and proceeding east. The contractor will continue with those operations.   Temporary no parking signs will be placed the evening before.  Please obey the no parking areas so not to delay the contractor’s operations and to avoid being issued a ticket and being towed.

 The construction activities will involve equipment and dump trucks at the radius of each intersection.  This constriction of the available width of the road is a concern for two-way traffic.  So in the interest of safety, when we will be at these locations, we will not permit Main Street traffic to exit onto the side street where we are working.  Traffic on the side street, that will enter Main Street will not be affected. The work in these areas should take few hours.  We will maintain two-way access for school buses and emergency vehicles.  The chief inspector will contact Amherst police when we will restrict access and when it will be reopened.  Local residents will be able to use alternate side sides to navigate the area.

 In the areas where we will be working, sidewalk closed signs will be placed to detour pedestrian traffic to the opposite side of the street.  These pedestrian detours are set for your safety.  I understand business patrons need access to the local businesses, but please be patient and one of the contractor’s employees will assist you through the area when it is safe.  At the conclusion of the excavation operations, the contractor will place a compacted stone in the sidewalk areas to make it easily traversable.  Please remember this is a construction site and caution will need to be used in these areas.

 The plan next week is to begin setting the new granite curb on the south side on Wednesday.

 A second crew will continue repairs to the drainage inlets along the south side curb in from I-290 to Los Robles.

Motorists should be aware that an east bound right lane closure will be set in place between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Delays are to be expected.

Electronic variable message boards are in place on Main, Union and the I-290 exit to inform travelers of the situations that they will encounter and will be adjusted as construction activities change.

There will be no lane closures during the morning and afternoon rush hours (6:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM) Monday through Friday.  Outside of the restricted times, you may encounter a single lane closure. 

Flag people will be on site assisting construction vehicles in and out of the work zone.  Please be aware and use caution.

There is a strong possibility that work will be performed on Saturdays.  There are no lane closure time restrictions on the weekend. 

National Fuel will continue to work on their facilities on the north side of Main Street, from at Reist Street and progress towards Mill Street.  They will inform the residents, daily, on what impacts they will have to their service.