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WEAVER STREET UPDATE: (as of Thursday, April 30th)
Water Operations report the contractors working on the project indicate the road grading (dirt removal) should be finished up today with a completion no later than 10:00 am tomorrow. Gravel will be delivered Friday (May 1st) with anticipation of it being installed and in place by close of business the same day. At a minimum, McNeil to Weaver should be passable by the end of Friday and open for the weekend. Depending on the weather, asphalt should be laid Tuesday & Wednesday. Any updates will be passed along as they are made available. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to safely and correctly work to repair this issue.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Main Street Closure
April 09, 2015 (Spring Lake, NC) Contractors working with the U-4444 project have announced to Town officials that Main Street will be closed from Lake Avenue to Bragg Boulevard within the next week. This closure could be as early as Monday, April 13, 2015 but may be delayed a day or up to a week depending on pending circumstances.
Town officials working closely with this project received official notification that the pending road closures would be implemented starting Monday; however, the exact closure date may be off one to two days. These closures are to facilitate the installation of sewer, storm drains, movement of waterlines, aide in the construction of retaining walls and the build-up of the ramp to the roundabout. Due to these factors, Main Street, from Lake Avenue to Bragg Boulevard, will be closed for several months.
During this closure period, there will be limited access for emergency vehicles. It should be noted; however, due to construction activities (i.e. excavation, equipment placement, etc.) directional flow may be hampered. Both the Spring Lake Police Department and the Spring Lake Fire Department are aware of this closure.
The Town feels it is in the best interest of the public to be aware of this closure as early as possible so everyone can be proactive and make the necessary adjustments to travel plans. Although the exact start of the closure is uncertain, the closure will happen. It will happen within a week with the possibility being as early as Monday.
Should residents have questions regarding this construction or closure, they may call the Utilities Director, Byron Blumenfeld at (910) 497-3390 x1612 or as always, the office of the Town Manager at (910) 436-0241.
Department of Transportation Environmental Study
(as communicated directly from Richard W. Hancock, PE, Manager, Project Development & Environmental Analysis Unit, NCDOT)
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (Department) is constantly working to provide better and safer transportation facilities for public uses in North Carolina. The effects that theses proposed facilities have on the human and natural environment are of great concern to the Department and must be adequately described in environmental documents, such as Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements. As part of this process, the Department is obligated to identify and document environmental resources so that they can be avoided or impacts reduced Streams and wetlands are two of the resources that must be identified during the review process. The Department has begun planning studies for the proposed widening of Odell Road (S.R. 4202) from Fort Bragg boundary to Bragg Blvd. (NC 24-87) in Spring Lake, Cumberland County, TIP Project U-5605.
Over the next several weeks, representatives of the Department, as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, Regulatory Division, may be present on your property for the purposes of conducting or verifying the limits of waters and wetlands pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. These representatives will be wearing orange safety vests, have picture ID badges, and will be hanging pink and black flagging, or ribbons, on trees and shrubs to identify the limits of streams and wetlands, if present, on the property. This flagging DOES NOT indicate the location of a proposed transportation project, but it is very important in our environmental review process. Please do not disturb this flagging.
Please note that if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering has already issued a Jurisdictional Determination on your property confirming the presence of streams and/or wetlands, or if you have general questions or comments about the project, contact the NCDOT Planning Engineer Joseph Miller by mail at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, by phone 919-707-6031 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you call, please mention NCDOT project number U-5605.