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Posted on Monday, April 14, 2003 - 10:28 am:   

I was glad to see the needed repairs to Hillcrest/Lebanon finally begin a month or so ago however I have to wonder where the workers have gone. The old roadway was removed weeks ago and there has been no activity since. We can all understand the need for constuction and detours but weeks on end of this with no activity and no end in sight is very annoying. Can the contractor be brought back on sight to finish the job in a timely manner?

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Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 11:12 am:   

First, we apologize for any inconvenience the construction in this area is causing you. We have attempted to minimize the impacts to traffic flow, which can be very difficult on a project such as this one.

It appears you have two questions:

With regards to your concern over the appearance of lack of work currently being done, that should change shortly. As you can probably recall, the roads being repaired were in very poor condition. We had hypothesized that the pavement failures were due to a water line leak or a box culvert collapse. However, once the pavement was removed, we realized the soils in the area were the cause of the roadway problems. For the past two to three weeks we have been conducting a geotechnical report to determine an suitable solution. Recently, we have been working with the contractor on a change order to meet the recommendations of the previously mentioned geotechnical report. We expect approval of this change order at tonight's City Council meeting. Construction should commence shortly.

Again, we apologize for your daily inconveniences in this area, and we assure you that timely completion of this project is a goal of both the City and our contractor. We appreciate your patience and understanding. I hope this answers your question adequately.

Please contact me with any other questions or concerns.
Frank Jaromin
City Engineer

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Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 12:24 am:   

What about the sidewalks. They also have suffered sinkage. Right now the sidewalks are still in place. I suggest you look at them while you are working on a change order.

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Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 01:40 pm:   

thank you we will review them but the change order has been to City Council.

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