Sunday, July 10, 2011

Kuna set to get a couple of overlay projects this month

Work to resurface two road sections in Kuna is expected to get under way the week of July 11 and is scheduled for completion in mid-August. The following road sections will receive a new layer of asphalt through $500,000 in federal funding:
• Deer Flat Road from Linder Road to Ten Mile Road
• Avalon Street from Ten Mile Road to Bridge Street
Before new asphalt can be laid, utility manholes along both road sections must be lowered. To create a more uniform and even surface, Avalon Street will undergo a special process that involves removing the top layer of asphalt and mixing it with underlying gravel. The road will then be leveled, compacted and repaved. Once the new asphalt is laid, the roads will receive new lane markings. Crews anticipate starting the Deer Flat section first.
The contractor is permitted to work weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and may also work weekends from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; however, crews will not be permitted to work during Kuna Days, August 5 and 6. At times, work on the two road sections will occur simultaneously.
Possible construction impacts include general construction noise, large trucks and equipment, jack hammering, reduced speeds, flaggers directing traffic, short delays and lane restrictions. There may also be periods of time where motorists will drive on a temporary gravel surface.

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