This winter's wet weather has not only caused delays for construction of the Clayton Road Trail and Resurfacing Project, but it's also created soggy, muddy conditions related to the grading for the trail. Town and Country Department of Public Works Director Craig Wilde just met with the project's contractor to discuss those issues and the work schedule over the coming weeks.
Wilde released the following email update on the Clayton Road Trail Project.
This week, they will complete most of the peripheral items such as demolition of remaining sidewalk, storm sewer pipe work and the last of the access ramps. Next week, we anticipate the weather to be good enough to continue the rough grading for the trail itself. The contractor has been authorized to adjust the work schedule to a 50 hour work week which will allow us to maximize the potential we have received from the weather this week as well as that going forward. This combined with some additional measures we will be utilizing to stabilize unsuitable soils in some locations makes us confident that you will notice large strides in its implementation. Once the trail is completed, we will transition to a schedule that allows for the paving of Clayton Road in the overnight hours.
The schedule that we are currently working toward is as follows:
Week of March 5 – Continued mass grading for trail
Week of March 12 – Subgrade stabilization and placement of rock base for trail
Week of March 19 – Paving of the trail beginning on the west end near Longview Farm Park
Week of March 26 – Begin preparations for the paving of Clayton Road from 141 to Oak Springs Lane
Month of April – Milling, pavement repairs, wedging, paving mat placement and surface course paving of Clayton Road
Wilde stated in the email that the goal is to have the "hard improvements" complete by the end of April with only finish grading, landscaping and minor peripheral work to remain.
Residents can also check out the city's landscape plans on its website.
The City of Town and Country has also created a Facebook page to update residents regularly on Clayton Road and trail construction.
The first phase includes resurfacing on Clayton Road beginning at Highway 141 and going to Oak Springs Lane. It also includes the construction of the Clayton Road Trail, a pedestrian walkway, from Longview Farm Park to Oak Springs Lane.
In addition to daily Facebook updates, Wilde is sending out updates that Town and Country-Manchester Patch is posting for readers.
For more information, go to the city's website page dedicated to the project.
Residents can also email Public Works Director Craig Wilde if they would like to receive email updates or have questions. Wilde can also be contacted by phone at 314-587-2824.
The first phase is expected to be complete with the installation of landscaping in the spring.
Check back to Town and Country-Manchester Patch for updates during construction.
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