Court circle project expected to be completed by Daffodil Festival

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Jan 18, 2012 - 02:18 PM

Photo: Work is proceeding on the fifth phase of Gloucester’s Main Street Enhancement Project. County crews were preparing to install a new water line near the court circle Tuesday, while the southbound side of the circle is being upgraded. Photo by Bill Nachman.

Work is proceeding on the fifth phase of Gloucester’s Main Street Enhancement Project. County crews were preparing to install a new water line near the court circle Tuesday, while the southbound side of the circle is being upgraded. Photo by Bill Nachman.

The Gloucester Main Street Enhancement Project is still expected to be completed before the Daffodil Festival in late March, county public works director Garrey Curry said Tuesday.

Some finishing touches might not be completed until after the festival, he said, as the schedule is very much weather dependent.

The original, 230-day contract date passed recently, Curry said. However, general contractor Harbor Dredge & Dock of Richmond experienced more than a month-long delay last summer while archaeologists found artifacts and remains of several old buildings near the court circle. Also, there have been some weather delays.

The fifth phase of the project involves construction from the court circle to Justice Drive. The road construction on northbound traffic side of the circle has been mostly completed, except for a final asphalt overlay, Curry said.