To facilitate the work, a night detour will be continued Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. - 7 a.m. In the early evening hours, there will be one-way traffic on Main Street. The detour and recommended travel routes for the detour will be well marked with signage and flaggers at key locations. Progress was delayed this week due to violent storms passing through the area this past week. Paving was cancelled for Thursday, July 26, on the north end of Main Street. As of press time, the work is expected to be underway on Sunday, July 29.
Utility work at the junction by FairPoint this week includes placing fiber and cables across the bridge from the sidewalk manholes at the First Baptist Church and at the Gap Monday through Wednesday. There is minimum traffic disruption but sidewalks in the respective areas will be obstructed. Beginning Sunday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m., FairPoint will be splicing these cables and fibers around the clock until completed. Work
Schultz Construction, the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce and the town of Manchester are working to refine the construction schedule during the annual Sidewalk Sales set for August 9 - 12. Schultz has agreed to change the weekly night work hours to Sunday through Wednesday rather than the Monday - Thursday schedule. Efforts are being made to start the new Main Street sidewalks before the opening of the event.