By Charles Sercombe
The good news is that Holbrook will be totally reconstructed and repaved, from Jos. Campau to Conant, starting this Monday (July 23).
The bad news is that starting at 7 a.m. Monday you can’t park on Holbrook from Jos. Campau to Gallagher.
That will be the first phase of the project.
For those who have a garage in the rear you can still get to it through the alley.
Anyone else is invited to park their car just down the street at the Town Center shopping plaza at Jos. Campau and Holbrook.
After the first phase is completed, work will move between Gallagher and Conant. There is no time estimate on when the second phase begins. Both the first and second phases involve repaving the westbound lane.
There are also two more phases, which involve the eastbound lane.
If you have a driveway, expect it to be altered to meet the height of the new street level.
Included in the project is the replacement of water and sewer lines. Work is expected to be completed by November.
The project will cost $1 million, of which the federal government is paying 80 percent. The city is kicking in the remaining 20 percent out of its yearly street repair fund.
In general work will occur Mondays through Fridays, starting at 7 a.m. and ending around 6 p.m. There will be occasional Saturday work.
As with any general road work, there will be a dust issue. A water truck will be on hand to dampen down the dirt that is stirred up.
July 20, 2018