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A worker cuts expansion joints into the freshly dried new concrete gutters on South State Street. Construction crews build new gutters along the east side of South State Street at Schrock Road as the first step to resurfacing the street.

Road Report, June 27, 2016

New curbs and gutters for parts of State Street

Crews are using an automated curb and gutter machine to create new concrete curbs along a section of South State Street near Schrock Road. Underground utilities and drains are installed making the preparation for resurfacing the street the next stage of the process.

The machine is guided by a simple string line held in place by metal rods. Each section with an entrance to a business is formed by hand after the machine lays a normal curb.

You might notice a new curb cut on State just north of Schrock and south of the traffic signal. This appears to be a new entrance to Westerville Square. Expect changes at the traffic signal and the entrance to Starbucks when the project is complete.

Walnut Street project continues

The construction crew is almost to Orchard Lane which puts them about 25% complete laying new water lines from Otterbein to Spring Rd. Traffic along the road is limited during the day when the crew is working. Access at night is more open but the roadwayis narrowed by construction equipment. Best to take an alternate route unless it’s an emergency.

Northstar sewers disrupt traffic

Crews will be installing sewers at Northstar on State Street and Plum Ave. Traffic will be limited to one lane each direction with no center turn lane. The start was delayed with overnight rains preventing the nighttime cutting of the road surface.

Slow down. Stay safe. Watch for workers.

Construction crew fills a section of Walnut Street where new water lines were laid s part of an upgrade to the system.
A worker cuts away the sidewalk leading from Taco Bell where placement of new drains along Schrock Road undercut the concrete. Construction crews build new gutters along the east side of South State Street at Schrock Road as the first step to resurfacing the street.

About The Author

Gary Gardiner

Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.

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