(cones, flaggers, etc.) as crews mill asphalt. The milling operation is constantly moving requiring barricades, construction signs and flaggers to move with the milling operation. Moving these items takes time and slows the flow of traffic. Crews are currently working to improve the traffic flow in each direction.
Crews are scheduled to work overnight tonight (July 30) to remove and restripe pavement markings beginning at Pearl Street and moving south to Lovers Lane. Asphalt milling will follow tomorrow (July 31).
Once the milling operation is complete and installation of the waterlines begins (expected August 3), crews will work in a more condensed area. During this operation, the traffic plan will not require constant changing and we expect the flow of traffic to improve.
The reFRESH Waterlines project is necessary as existing water infrastructure is a mixture of materials from different time periods dating back to the 1950s. These water mains are reaching the end of their life expectancy. The new water system will be more reliable and will handle existing and increased demand while maintaining acceptable pressure.
Visit the website at www.reFRESHFMBeach.com and click on “reFRESH Waterlines” for construction information as it becomes available. You may sign up on the website to receive emails about the project. If you have questions or concerns during construction, please contact the reFRESH Waterlines public information officer, Kaye Molnar, Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. at 239-337-1071 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.