Work on Hunterdale and Clay intersection to cause delays
Published 9:22 am Friday, August 29, 2014
FRANKLIN—The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin the phase of work on the Hunterdale Road project where they tie into the main water line at the intersection of Hunterdale, Clay and College. The project will begin on Sept. 3, and is scheduled to end no later than Sept. 17, said City Manager Randy Martin.
The road will not be closed, Martin said, but there will be a flagman who will disrupt traffic and cause delays. Crews will work on one lane at a time until they make the crossing and connect the lines. They are tying in a 10-inch line to help improve water flow.
Martin said that depending on the weather, the project could be completed by the week of Sept. 8.
VDOT Project Manager Earl Edwards refused to comment when asked for additional details.
The Hunterdale Road project has closed the road from the Clay Street intersection to the railroad tracks. Curtis Construction was hired to widen the road, and its crews will also be making water and sewer improvements.
The road improvements will widen the road 10 feet. Each lane will be widened 1-foot, and 4-foot wide multi-purpose paths will also be created alongside the road.
The water and sewer improvements will place additional connections and also upgrade the mains from 6- to 10-inch pipe.
The project costs a total of $1.9 million, and of that Franklin is paying $16,000. Additionally, Franklin is adding approximately $280,000 for water and sewer improvements.