The contractors pulled of the job for a couple of days this week, but did some work then shifted their base of operations from Oak Valley Road to the White House on Nells Rock Road.
They added drainage at one of the wet spots on Oak Valley Road. More drainage has to be added, but this corrects a problem area that needed improvements.
They cleaned up a stockpile area for road millings at the powerlines. They did a very neat job restoring the area and placing woodchips along CL&P's access drive. The RecPath entrance is actually a little to the west behind a locked City gate.
Clearing was done along the alternative route going up toward Hope Lake. Sharp chainsaws make quick and neat work. The temperature started to drop this week, but clearing can be done in all weather.
Here's the head of construction winding up the slope. The silt fence on the downhill side of the route protects the stream from mud and erosion during construction. The RecPath base of asphalt millings is being placed right after rough grading to create a stable, non-erosive surface.
Their equipment has been relocated at the White House by the new Dog Park. The contractors are doing a good job leaving the RecPath neat, passable and safe on the weekends. People should remember to stay out of the contractor's way during working hours. Hopefully we see some good production next week.