are aware, Phase 1 of the Sauquoit Creek Channel & Floodplain Restoration
Project at Dunham Manor Park started in early March. The phase involves the
construction of two floodplain benches.
February, we communicated to you that the Town and its project team developed
an alternate route for the vast majority of construction traffic. Specifically,
a temporary haul road to Commercial Drive was built on vacant property along
the westerly side of the Sauquoit Creek to prevent heavy dump trucks from
having to use Hollywood Drive on a consistent basis.
Due to an emergency situation and the ongoing
wet weather, a small number of empty
dump trucks will be exiting the construction site via Hollywood Drive for
approximately a two-week period.
recently, the Town’s contractor started to experience unanticipated slope
stabilization issues at the far end of the construction site (please see the
attached photos). To stabilize the excavated slope, stop and prevent further
erosion and ensure the safety of the construction site and workers, quick
action is required. This action, or solution, involves the installation of
crushed stone along the slope.
of the wet weather we have experienced, the temporary haul road has become
extremely muddy, making it difficult for dump trucks to travel on and, in this
case, transport the crushed stone to the construction site. Unfortunately,
waiting for a dry stretch of weather is not possible because the slope
stabilization issues will only worsen and become more expensive to fix if left
To minimize impacts to Hollywood Drive:
will only be 6-10 empty dump trucks exiting via Hollywood Drive per day. This
is expected to last approximately two-weeks. A stretch of dry weather will help
to minimize the need to use Hollywood Drive.
trucks will deliver the crushed stone using the temporary haul road from
Commercial Drive and then the empty trucks will exit the construction site via
avoid school bus and morning/evening commute traffic, dump truck traffic on
Hollywood Drive will be coordinated to occur between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Town’s contractor will use a street sweeper to keep Hollywood Drive clean.
to the road is not anticipated from the empty dump trucks. However, the Town
and contractor will monitor the condition of Hollywood Drive.
closing, the Town and its contractor kindly asks for your understanding and
patience with regards to this short-term issue and temporary inconvenience.
Town remains excited about the Sauquoit Creek Channel & Floodplain Restoration
Project and, finally, creating much needed flood relief for residents.
Importantly, the project is the first real, proactive and long-term attempt to
prevent flooding, to the greatest extent possible, rather than a short-term
you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (315) 736-1131 or email@example.com.