Concord crews begin summer paving projects

  • A detour sign on Pleasant Street for westbound traffic as the paving project begins in front of Presidential Oaks on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The road has been grinded down to dirt as the re-paving project starts . GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Westbound traffic on Pleasant Street moves toward Concord Hospital as the eastbound lane is closed off for paving.

  • Traffic is detoured around the westbound lane of Pleasant Street in Concord just past South Fruit Street as crews begin the paving project Tuesday.

Monitor staff
Published: 6/26/2019 3:52:04 PM

It’s summertime and the city of Concord is well into its neighborhood paving season.

Motorists in the west Concord area have probably noticed that Pleasant Street between North Fruit Street and Rum Hill Road is looking a little scalped. The road is currently being re-paved. The section between Minot to Warren streets has already been reclaimed and re-paved; Continental Paving will be resetting the curb for the rest of the week, according to the city’s General Services. They will also be prepping sidewalks, getting ready to pave them next week or the week after.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured up Rum Hill Road to School Street. When motorists are in the intersection of Fruit and Pleasant streets, Fruit Street traffic will be detoured to Reddington Road, to Gale Street and back to Pleasant Street. Westbound traffic will stay on Pleasant Street.

All work near the school is expected to be complete no later than Aug. 16, according to General Services.

An additional $1 million in next year’s operating budget for paving means the city will also start reclaiming the following streets soon: Ormond Street from Loudon Road to Christian Avenue; Sylvester Street; and Hutchins Street from North State Street to the Water Treatment Plant.

Work on Hoit Road from Mountain Road to the Loudon town line will also be happening this week. Base paving for all those streets will happen the following week.

The streets will be closed to on-street parking between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. due to the construction. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.

Badger Street, Carter Street and Laurel Street are tentatively scheduled to receive an additional inch of paving in July, a process called shim overlay.

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