Road Construction on Main Street Entering New Phase

Digging Up the Road



Tony Gregorich of American Civil Constructors announced he’ll be visiting with Main Street businesses in Lamar, updating owners on the latest gains made by the construction crews. Crews are wrapping up the concrete operations for Phase ll between Oak and Beech Streets and they will continue to move northwards to begin Phases lll and lV.

These two phases will stretch from Hickory Street just north of the railroad tracks to the Lamar Canal Road. As the crews did before, work will start on west side of Highway 287 from Hickory to Washington as they begin to remove the old roadway surface.  Following that, crews will begin connecting the new waterline and installing the new storm system.

Traffic will be head-to-head on the east side from Hickory to Washington and the traffic configuration on 287 will limit business access to right-in and right-out and there will be no parking on Main Street. There will be two side streets at Hickory and Washington to cross Main Street on the north side of the railroad tracks.  Local traffic will be able to access Main Street from Maple on the east side, but will not have through access on the west side.

Speeds will be reduced to 25mph for the safety of the workers and to prevent vehicle damage. Crews will be on site Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm.

There will still be a small concrete crew from Oak to Beech finishing up the curb & gutter/handicap ramps for the next two weeks on the East side of Main Street. Contact the project hotline at 719-821-7943 with any questions.

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