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Construction Update September 9, 2010

Roadwork will be the focus of this update as the paving crew returns and progress begins on the widening of Presto Sygan Road. The paving crew returned to complete the other side of the site drive and connect the fresh pavement directly to Presto Sygan. Further down Presto Sygan, between Newbury and Thom’s Run Road, a crew has been tasked with clearing some of the water build-up that borders the street. This is being done in preparation for the widening of Presto Sygan Road and at the same time creating a wetland mitigation area. For photos and further descriptions of this progress please see below.

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

(Newbury)

(Point 1, Newbury)

This update begins with a wide view of the site drive from the top of the hill. These shots show the currently paved side of the road parallel to the unpaved road. When combined, a four lane drive will extend from the park at Newbury all the way to Presto Sygan Road.

(Point 2, Newbury)

This series of shots features a dump truck unloading some excess asphalt and a water truck standing by to be used by the paver. Pay particular attention the third shot from this series, the center of this shot is the location where the four lane site drive will end.

(Point 3, Newbury)

Here is a shot of a stormwater inlet along the freshly paved site drive. Notice that it is bumped out, so not impede the cars traveling in the outside lane.

(Point 4, Newbury)

The site drive at Newbury will feature long, fully landscaped medians complete with shrubbery and trees. To accommodate this aesthetic detail, while also maintaining convenience, it was necessary to cut out parts of the median to allow for turnaround points. The photo shows one cut out area, which will be fully paved at completion. The soil between the roads, provides an early idea of the nation-class entrance the will be featured at Newbury in the near future.

(Point 5, Newbury)

Here is another shot of the turnaround area as well as a view of a dump truck loading asphalt into the paver.

(Point 6, Newbury)

These two shots feature the paver as it completes the second half of the new road and creates a wedge curb. The crewmember with the broom-like object in the center of the shots is evening out the two portions of pavement.

(Point 7, Newbury)

This group of shots features a handroller working on solidifying the wedge curb and a large roller working to compact the overall street.

(Point 8, Newbury)

Here are some opposing views of the completed drive as well as a completed turnaround area, which was described earlier in this update.

(Point 9, Newbury)

We’ll finish the site drive portion of this update with a tour of the road as it winds and extends to Presto Sygan Road.

(Point 10, Newbury)

Between the Newbury entrance and the intersection at Thom’s Run Road, an area of stagnant water build-up is being re-routed to allow for both road improvements and to create a better habitat for the neighboring wildlife. The excavator and crew will be working in the coming weeks to create a new wetland mitigation area.

Remember to check back next week as we will be providing some updates on Phase 1 home construction and the new 84 Lumber.

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