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Construction Update June 1, 2010

The paving crew was able to begin work on the rest of the Phase 1 site road, as Newbury continues to take shape. Our next update will give you a glimpse at the completed road and will really give you, your first feeling of neighborhood. Along with the paving, some utility work progressed as the electrical power system crew moved up the site road.

Please consult the site map below as a reference to photo location and direction.

(Newbury)

(Point 1, Newbury)

(Point 2, Newbury)

This update begins with a focus on the paving crew as it works toward finishing the site road for Phase 1. The second half of the paving operation began about mid-way between the cul-de-sacs. These shots show binder course, and as described in previous updates, it will make the finished road more stable and prevent cracking.

(Point 3, Newbury)

Here are a few shots of freshly poured binder course, the crew stopped at this location in order to give themselves enough room to complete the northernmost cul-de-sac.

(Point 4, Newbury)

(Point 5, Newbury)

(Point 6, Newbury)

These first two photos of this group were taken from the front of the cul-de-sac and will definitely help in picturing the future road. Also notice the number of machines that are all working as part of this project. The third shot provides a closer look at these vehicles. On the left is the dump truck that delivers the asphalt to the paver, which is located on the right side. At the center are two rollers and a skid loader, which aid in leveling the new road.

(Point 5, Newbury)

(Point 6, Newbury)

This trio of shots details the use of the paver. A bucket on the front of the paver, known as the hopper, receives the asphalt from a dumptruck before placing the mix on the road. The crew member on the back of the machine then uses a part of the truck, known as the screed, to level the pavement as it is distributed.

(Point 6, Newbury)

(Point 7, Newbury)

Following the paver is the rest of the crew, who uses shovels and rakes to further level the fresh asphalt. The last shot of this group shows one crewmember using a compactor to further solidify the new road.

(Point 7, Newbury)

(Point 8, Newbury)

Another piece of this operation is the skid loader which collects excess asphalt and places it back into the paver. These shots also provide a better look at the hopper, which receives the material.

(Point 6, Newbury)

(Point 9, Newbury)

Here are few more shots of the paving operation as the crew continues to work on this difficult portion of the site road.

(Point 10, Newbury)

After they finish the cul-de-sac, the paving crew will make their way to the cluster and alley areas. This shot shows the middle through road as it leads to an intersection with the site road.

(Point 11, Newbury)

(Point 12, Newbury)

Phase 1 of Newbury is detailed here, and will include half of the lots located to the left of the site road. To accommodate this plan, the sanitary sewer lines must be capped as shown in these photos. The line will later be extended when Phase 2 gets underway.

(Point 13, Newbury)

(Point 14, Newbury)

Here are a few photos of the lower road from the cluster area. The last shot from the group will start this update back down the site road.

(Point 15, Newbury)

Continuing down the site road, the electrical power system crew is at work, digging trenches and placing the PVC pipe, which will eventually house the electrical line.

(Point 16, Newbury)

(Point 17, Newbury)

This group shows some of the completed piping further down the site road. Notice the red tape that is included with the pipe. This will act as a future warning to anyone digging in the area.

(Point 18, Newbury)

At this location, you can see the PVC pipe turns upward. This will allow the line to connect to a pedestal, which will power street lights along the site drive.

Our next update will feature the completed site road and some continuing utility work. Make sure to check back soon.

All photos can be viewed in a larger size in the gallery below.