Friday, March 25, 2011

RecPath Construction Reboot

Two weekends ago we had record warmth and the RecPath was swarming with people, dogs, and families out enjoying the Greenway.

Since then we've had floods, and more snow, but Spring construction on the Shelton Lakes RecPath restarted last week after a winter hiatus. One crew lead by Bob & Steve Pruzinsky has installed drainage and is placing fine gravel on the section between Oak Valley Road and the White House on Rt. 108.

They're laying down filter fabric over the base that was placed last December, and putting down a surface course of fine processed stone and gravel and compacting it with a roller.

About 3/8ths of the first section is done. If the weather holds then the rest of it should be done next week. You'll also see the side slopes dressed, and in some areas covered with wood chip mulch. It's starting to look really nice.

We also started staking out construction of the next phase from Wesley Drive to the Land Trust Meadow on Lane Street.

A second crew led by Brad Wells has started clearing this section this week. The route is being laid out to minimize impacts to significant trees, stone walls, and rock outcrops while creating the 8% grades that we need for handicapped accessibility.

The RecPath will be open during construction but please stay out of the contractor's way and be careful during working hours. Enjoy the RecPath and watch the progress this Spring.

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