Jersey Ridge Road is expected to be open by 5 p.m. today, with only some striping work remaining to be completed next week by contractor Brandt Construction.
Parking and bicycle striping is complete south of Kirkwood Boulevard and double-striped the roadway. Bicycle lane striping will be finished Tuesday.
The project was slowed somewhat by weather and unforeseen sewer work. The project was budgeted at $660,440.90, but additional costs are expected with the additional sewer work.
Some of the road sub-base required more work than expected and rain contributed to the project’s delay. However, a manhole led to the project’s biggest slowdown.
A sanitary sewer manhole on the south side of East Street required about three weeks to be rebuilt. When the structure was excavated, it went about six feet deeper than originally thought and additional laterals were found.
A nearby 48-inch concrete storm sewer that began to cave in due to deteriorating concrete also required repair. A few of the other point repairs were not located where they were marked on old plans and required more excavation to find them.
Most of the other sewer repairs were minor and required only a day or two to complete.
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