Crosswalk renovation to begin on St. Armands

 

Crosswalk renovation to begin on St. Armands

 

Date: September 30, 2010
by: Kurt Schultheis | City Editor

 
 

Construction work on St. Armands Circle's paver crosswalks will begin this month.

But the project excludes construction work during Friday and Saturday nights to better accommodate Circle visitors.

Diana Corrigan, executive director of the St. Armands Circle Association, released a construction schedule provided by the Florida Department of Transportation that shows the contractor will finish two crosswalks per evening between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Parking spaces at the Circle, however, will begin being blocked off as cars leave the Circle at 9 p.m., and traffic will be rerouted down Adams Drive.

Traffic coming from Longboat on Sunday and Monday will not be redirected and will be able to come through the Circle as normal. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, traffic coming from Longboat will be rerouted down Madison Drive and around the back way of the Circle. And on Thursdays, traffic will be allowed to go through the Circle but not around the Circle Park.

All roads to and from the Circle will be opened each day at 6 a.m.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at kschultheis@yourobserver.com.


CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
Phase I (Oct. 3-7)
Jackhammer and remove the concrete; backfill with asphalt.

Oct. 3: Foxy Lady and Starbucks crosswalk
Oct. 4: Columbia and Bank of America crosswalk
Oct. 5: "Bottle Shop" and Fresh Produce crosswalk
Oct. 6: Alvin's Island and McCarver and Moser crosswalk
Oct. 7: The two crosswalks that lead into the Circle Park

Phase II (Oct. 10-14)
Milling & resurfacing of crosswalks

Oct. 10: Foxy Lady and Starbucks crosswalk
Oct. 11: Columbia and Bank of America crosswalk
Oct. 12: "Bottle Shop" and Fresh Produce crosswalk
Oct. 13: Alvin's Island and McCarver and Moser crosswalk
Oct. 14: The two crosswalks that lead into the Circle Park

Note: There will be a two-week delay to allow time for the asphalt to cure, before they lay down the new textured surface.

Phase III (Oct. 24-28)
Install the new STS system (textured material) with new Thermostriping

• This will take two to three nights and more than one section will be done at a time starting with Foxy Lady and working around the Circle as mentioned above.
• This project will be completed by the end of the month barring any weather delays.


 

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Currently 2 Responses

  • 1.
  • Hi Matt, we enjoy reading your Longboat Observer each week. Thanks for the great coverage on Monsignor Finegan, too! As you might know, I ride my bike past your building daily on my way to work at St. Mary's and I wonder what you think of my suggestion to paint your RED door a bright SUNNY YELLOW? Just a thought,

    PHYLLIS McGUIRE 383-3425 (phyljimlbk@ghmail.com)
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  • Jim McGuire
    Thu 30th Sep 2010
    at 3:27pm
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  • I thought they just re-did these a couple of years ago. Why is this being done again? Where does our money go?
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  • Deborah Markaverich
    Thu 30th Sep 2010
    at 2:25pm
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