Main Street Streetscape Project: Update

June 25, 2019 News

June 24, 2019

Bluegrass Contracting have returned to work on the north side of Main from 4th Street to City Hall. The demolition contractor Lawhorn Electric began today in front of the Arts Center. It will be difficult to keep all the sidewalks open, but they will maintain some access to the Arts Center, Davis Building, and Danville Bike and Footwear. We just ask pedestrians to continue using caution in the area if they pass through.

Less noticeable is the beginning of demolition for the new proposed Firehouse at 451/461 West Main Street. MAS Excavating began last week and have leveled the rear third of the properties. One benefit of the rain is it has kept the dust down.

The more normal weather patterns we're having has been good for the work and with your continued patience we hope to complete the improvements soon. If you have any questions or comments please contact John Cassel, City Engineer by following this link.

May 31, 2019:

Bluegrass Contracting have completed most of the granite curb, concrete sidewalk, concrete verge, entrances, and change order work on the south side of Main from 4th to 5th Streets. The last concrete pours on Thursday completed major work. Bluegrass have done pretty well so far even with some members of the public insisting on walking and driving through green concrete!

Before the Brass Band Festival next week they will clean up the site before returning to finish after the event. We hope to have the sidewalks open and just ask pedestrians to continue using caution in the area if they pass through. Danville's Public Works Department are finishing some utility cut pavement patches from the past as well as other housekeeping activities. The following week of June 10th Bluegrass Construction plan on beginning on the north side of Main at 4th Street and will continue the work towards City Hall.

Update on May 20, 2019:

Bluegrass Contracting and their subcontractor Lawhorn Electric have completed demolition and most electrical prep as well as most of the granite curb, concrete sidewalk, concrete verge, and entrances on the south side of Main from 4th to 5th Streets.

In the next weeks Bluegrass will continue final grade and concrete work on the south side between 4th and 5th Streets. They will drop back and finish Speedway's second Main Street entrance, Church Street, and the change order work. We appreciate Susan Redmon with Cedar Valley Seeding for working on the sodding this week so the area will look nicer for Memorial Day weekend.

And yes, we noticed we placed concrete sidewalk around a pole. The rest of the story is that the State hopes to upgrade signals in the future, but in the meantime we are finishing the work around it. It will be a simple matter for our Public Works department to patch the sidewalk after the State employees remove the old poles.

Update on April 26, 2019:

Bluegrass Contracting and their subcontractor Lawhorn Electric have gotten a lot done in the last four weeks. We’ll try to be more diligent and timely as we get farther in the project. Again we appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation. Lawhorn did demo up to 4th and Main and electrical prep up towards the Fire Station. Bluegrass Contracting placed granite curb and poured concrete for sidewalk and reached the Fire Station.

In the next weeks we anticipate Lawhorn’s demo reaching 4th Street and their electrical work continuing and Bluegrass will continue placing granite curb, grading and sidewalk around the Fire Station and towards 4th and Main. They need to drop back and finish Speedway’s second Main Street entrance and some recently approved change order work. The attached photos show example work on the sidewalk, granite curb and electrical work in progress.

The weather seems to be cooperating and with your patience we hope to complete the improvements as soon as possible.

Original post from March 26, 2019:

The weather has been good for Bluegrass Contracting, their subcontractor Lawhorn Electric, KU, and Atmos these last two weeks. Again we appreciate the patience and cooperation of Speedway, Community Trust Bank, WFL Management, Guerrant Real Estate, and other tenants around Church Street. The utility issue has been dealt with and Lawhorn is completing demo work at Community Trust Bank, then continuing towards the Fire Station. Bluegrass Contracting is placing the granite curb at 5th and Main and in front of Speedway.

In the next week we anticipate electrical work by Lawhorn and Bluegrass will continue placing granite curb, grading and sidewalk near 5th and Main.

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