MOUNT VERNON — Workers are gearing up for the Gay Street improvement project, scheduled to begin this week. City workers set out orange traffic control barrels along the route Monday afternoon. One lane of traffic will be maintained along Gay Street in the areas under construction.
The first part of the project will involve putting up alternate route signs at the viaduct, putting out the barrels for one lane of traffic, water line work south of Howard Street and tree removal along the route.
“[After the tree removal], we’re going to be concentrating on going from Howard Street, going south toward the car wash,” said city engineer Cameron Keaton. “There’s an inch and a half water line there to be replaced with a 2-inch line. That’s where the first little bit of work will take place. Once we get that finished up, we will jump back to Howard Street and head north to Chestnut.”
Keaton said that work will take place later in the week. Today, workers will concentrate on tree removal along the route.
Watch the Mount Vernon News and www.mountvernonnews.com for daily updates for street and intersection closings during the project.