As work continues this week on South Main Street in Waterbury between Park Street and Demeritt Place, drivers are asked to be aware of their surroundings and how their actions affect others.
Among the issues being addressed this week is traffic flow on South Main Street at the intersection with Park Row, particularly during morning and evening commute times. At this intersection — and any intersection, really — drivers are asked not to stop in the middle of the intersection. Doing so prohibits the movement of cross traffic and leaves everyone angry and sad. Don’t be that guy, OK?
Likewise, if you’re driving along South Main Street and you see someone attempting to either enter or exit a driveway, let them. There are reports that traffic on side streets is increasing as drivers seek to avoid the construction zone. Be the kind of driver you want other drivers to be.
On the construction front, workers will install a conduit in the area between Park Row and the Horseshoe Drive entrance to prepare for the installation of underground utilities. In addition, drainage work will continue between Warren Court and State Drive, and storm drainage and sewer work is being done near Healy Court.
Workers will also prepare the area between State Drive and Batchelder Street for sewer lines.
Some of this work will require that water be shut off temporarily. You can receive notifications of water shutoffs, as well as when service is returned and whether the water is safe to drink, by contacting Barb Farr at 888-3810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Workers are expected to finish milling the pavement on Route 100, starting in Waterbury and working north to Shaw’s Supermarket.
The milling is intended to address the frost heaves and general waviness that developed in the pavement during the winter, and all work will be performed at night, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Throughout the week, crews will continue repairing existing drainage pipe inlets and outlets and completing slope work by laying stone at driveways. This work will be completed at night, except within Stowe’s lower village.
For questions about the work in Waterbury, contact Farr. For questions about the work in Stowe, contact Megan Savage at 496-3376.