August 7, 2019 - The next stage of the final phase of the Hersey Street Reconstruction Project will begin on Friday, August 9th. This stage will include pulverizing and mixing together the top 19-in of the roadway and then incorporating a concrete slurry mixture into this 19-in thick section. This process will begin at N. Mountain Avenue and will move west and end at the Hersey/Laurel railroad crossing. This process will be broken down into 5 separate areas of roadway and once the concrete slurry mixture has had adequate time to cure, each of these areas will be paved with a base lift of asphalt.
Traffic delays and detours will continue and while the separate areas of the roadway are curing those sections will only be open to local traffic, however only one section will be curing at a time.
July 8, 2019 - The next phase of the Hersey Street Reconstruction Project has begun. This phase of the project will include the replacement of non-compliant sidewalk access ramps, installation of new and upgrades to existing storm drain and installation of additional street lights. The final piece will include a full resurfacing of the street from Lori Lane to N. Mountain Avenue.
The contractor that is performing the work is Knife River Materials and inspection of the project is being completed by OBEC Consulting Engineers. City of Ashland staff will also continue to be available as needed to help resolve any issues that arise.
The project is currently scheduled to be completed in early to mid-October. Please be aware that traffic flow and parking may be affected as construction continues and various detours will continue throughout the duration of the project. Your cooperation in obeying construction signs and any parking restrictions will be greatly appreciated by all concerned and will definitely help the project run smoothly and quickly to its final completion. This will also help to preserve public safety by ensuring access to the site by emergency vehicles, should the need arise.
If you have any questions or concerns as we move through the construction, feel free to call (541) 488-5347.