Since our last update, operations at the site have focused mainly on final grade touch-ups to the site drive in preparation for paving. This milestone will allow for further utility work and will provide the means for vertical construction to begin on the residential portion in the coming months. Along with the paving prep work, this update will also include a view of a completed surcharge as well as a look at the water line installation.
Please consult the site maps below as a reference to photo location and direction.
(Point 1, Newbury Market)
The first photo of this updates provides an expansive view of the entire retail portion of Newbury. On both sides of the shot, notice the two large surcharges that have been the focus of many previous updates. The surcharge on the left side of the photo was completed just a week or two ago, while the structure at right has been standing for months. These piles of dirt simulate the weight of the large retail stores and provide a strong foundation for construction.
The second view provides a closer look at the surcharges and the site road that will lead up the hill in the center of the photo and into the residential portion of the development.
(Point 2, Newbury Market)
This photo was taken from on top of the surcharge on the left, and provides a view of the new 84 Lumber site in the distance as well as one more surcharge at center. Just under the tree line on the right side, you can see Presto Sygan roads as it winds and leads to Route 50 beyond the left side of the shot.
(Point 3, Newbury Market)
Here is a view of the access point to the surcharge. The surcharge operation took months to complete and through this shot you can get an idea of its size. Note, the building on the right is about 10 feet high.
(Point 4, Newbury Market)
Here is another shot from on top of the surcharge and in the distance of this photo is Presto Sygan Road. The stakes that you see were used by the equipment operators in order to reach the specified grade for the surcharge.
(Point 4, Newbury Market)
The future entrance to Newbury Market will be located at the intersection point of the two sight lines in this view. By following I-79 in the distance and the tree line on the right, you can get a look at the future entrance’s proximity to the highway.
(Point 5, Newbury Market)
Our last shot in this update of Newbury Market provides a glimpse of the future main street. Both large and small retailers, as well as offices will be located on either side of this photo. The road will lead directly through the commercial area and into the residential portion of Newbury, located on the other side of the cut-slope in the center of this shot.
(Point 1, Newbury)
By following the main street that will run through Newbury Market, you will approach this view of the site road for the residential portion of the site, known simply as Newbury.
(Point 2, Newbury)
Here is the reverse view of the residential site road. At center is the back side of the cut slope and will be the location of the first cul-de-sac along the site drive. The road winds up the photo on the right before heading directly across this shot, from right to left, and further up the hill.
(Point 3, Newbury)
This photo was taken along the site drive and shows two operators breaking through large areas of rock and excavating the material. The rest of the water line installation crew will follow this team to lay the pipe.
(Point 4, Newbury)
Here is another shot of the site road, taken just to the left of the excavators from above. The visible path running along the right side of the photo is the future location of Newbury’s main road. To avoid confusion, the path on the left is noticeable simply from repeated travel by dump trucks; this area will not be paved.
(Point 5, Newbury)
By following the site drive from the last photo, you approach the home sites on the right side of the road. These shots show the grading of the lots located between the two cul-de-sacs. The front of the homes will be located about 15 feet further in from the edge of this slope. The cut will provide homeowners the convenience of walk-out basements to their backyards.
(Point 5, Newbury)
Here are a few shots of the site work operation that is continuing as the home sites progress toward final grade. The excavator and dump trucks in these photos are teaming to create the low-side lots that were described in the previous series of pictures; this crew is working at the front corner of the second cul-de-sac.
(Point 6, Newbury)
All locations of fill must be compacted in order to provide a stable area for construction. These shots show a roller making sure that the job gets done. The piece of equipment not only rolls over the ground, but tamps it as well to assure that the soil is compacted.
(Point 7, Newbury)
This photo was taken from the second cul-de-sac, looking back at an area that will eventually feature all five home types at Newbury. On the right will be a number of Manor homes, on the left will be a series of Park homes, and in the center of the shot there will be Cottage, Carriage and Courtyard homes. Please consult this link for a more in-depth look at what each home type has to offer.
(Point 8, Newbury)
This series of photos provides a look at the work that must be completed before the roller can hit the site. Dump trucks transport excess dirt to parts of the site that need to be filled in order to reach final grade. Here you can see a dump truck unloading and a loader spreading the fill. Later, a roller will come in to compact the soil and the process will be repeated until the area reaches its correct height.
(Point 9, Newbury)
Just beyond the earthwork operation detailed above, we wanted to give you a look at the scenic views that are a staple of Newbury. All areas of the development feature picturesque sights and the area in this shot will be the location of a future phase.
(Point 10, Newbury)
This shot features some excess sanitary sewer pipe that will be used as part of the infrastructure for Phase 2.
(Point 11, Newbury)
(Point 12, Newbury)
These two photos depict the laterals that will run from the sanitary sewer line into the courtyard homes. The installation of this pipe has been completed, but must be marked for when home construction begins.
(Point 13, Newbury)
This shot is much like the sewer lateral photos from above, however this includes a look and the line’s cap. It is at this location the line was completed for Phase 1. Later, this line will be extended in order to incorporate Phase 2 of Newbury.
(Point 14, Newbury)
We’ll end this update with a panoramic photo taken from the back edge of the residential portion of the site. Be sure to check back as our next update will feature some photos of the prep work necessary for the paving of roads.
All photos can be viewed in a larger size in the gallery below.