Due to rescheduling determinations elsewhere in the city, the Eastern Promenade roadway is undergoing preparations for paving earlier than anticipated. Glidden Excavating & Paving is the contractor for MDOT on this paving job which is linked with the work being done to realign the Cutter Street entrance to the Park. The shim course shown above re-profiles the road, returns the crown and eliminates any dips or uneven surfaces prior to actual paving.
Next week crews will begin the actual work to realign the curbing at the entrance to Cutter St and along the Eastern Prom roadway. This work is among top public safety priorities within the Master Plan for the Eastern Promenade. The existing crosswalk at Cutter St is 100 ft in length - the longest in the city. Narrowing the pavement in this area will improve sight lines and make crossing the road safer for pedestrians. Realignment work is expected to take approximately 2 weeks. Paving crews will then return in August to do the actual paving of the E. Prom roadway.
While work is underway the project manager and crews will do their best to ensure traffic flow has as little interruption as possible while maintaining safety. Folks with driveways along the esplanade may experience a 5-10 minute delay in entering or exiting their driveways. Once the paver goes by crews need to wait until the rollers go over the pavement before allowing vehicles to drive over the surface. Temperatures also affect time frames.
This schedule is subject to change - depending on weather and other factors. Glidden is committed to being conscientious in ensuring minimal impact to residents and park users.