Paving may cause delays

Published 6:37 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Q: Is the town performing any paving projects this summer?

A $375,000 paving project could cause delays on South Main Street this week.

Contractors working for the Town of Farmville have started paving and milling on streets near Longwood University and throughout the town. Paving and milling, which began Tuesday, will end on Thursday, July 7.

South Main Street from the area of the intersection with Griffin Boulevard to the area of Spottswood Drive will be milled and paved on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Town Manager Gerald Spates.

“Part of it’s, you know, regular routine maintenance, but part of it’s being done as a result of the vice presidential debate, especially the section on (South) Main Street,” Spates said.

The South Main Street paving is set to be completed by late Wednesday. Paving and milling will also take place on Hooper Street through Wednesday.

Travel lanes will alternate as the milling and paving take place, Spates said.

“When I talk about milling, we take up the old asphalt and put down new asphalt,” Spates said.

Colony Construction is performing the work. On Thursday, milling operations will take place on Venable and Madison streets while paving will take place on Wynne Drive and Pine Street. On Friday, milling will take place on Redford, Spruce, Vine and Church streets while paving will take place on Venable and Madison streets.

After July 4, paving operations will continue on Tuesday, July 5, on Redford, Vine and Spruce streets. On Wednesday, July 6, paving will take place on Church Street, with paving operations concluding on West Osborne Road on Thursday, July 7.

According to Spates, the work will be performed during the day.

“We wanted to get South Main Street … paved and marked before the Fourth of July weekend,” Spates said.

Line painting is set to take place on Thursday and Friday, he said.

“If we didn’t get them now we probably be after the debate, maybe,” Spates said of the contractor, which repaved a portion of U.S. Route 15 in Buckingham County.