3/31/17 - This year the City of Robins will undertake a major public improvement project which will have long term benefits but will cause short to intermediate interruptions for our citizens. The project is the reconstruction of Main Street from Mentzer to Troy Road.
The purpose of the reconstruction project is to make this portion of Main Street an urban cross section street to be compatible with Main Street east of Mentzer. The project includes moving overhead utility wires to underground service, improving street lighting, improving the storm water management system, providing sidewalks and bicycle lanes, providing a suitable concrete base, curb and gutter, and widening of the street to accommodate vehicle traffic. The total cost of the project will be approximately $2,000,000 This project will begin on Tuesday April 4, 2017 and shall be completed by December 1, 2017.
In 1974 David Bromberg recorded a song entitled Main Street Moan. While this project will cause interruptions of our usual patterns, we do not want it to become a Moan but rather a project we can all accomplish and support. Because Main Street is the only east/west street through Robins, the City Council and Staff have had many meetings with citizens, organizations, and police and fire safety personnel to make this project be completed as safely and easily as possible with the least disruption.
The project will be completed in phases in order to minimize disruption of traffic. The City will post signs at both the East and West side of the project. For up to date real time information about detours and travel information go to www.cityofrobins.org which will take you directly to information you need to know. It is important we have good communication during this project. I plan to keep you updated in each Community News distribution and we will keep the real time information posted here.
I know this project will be a major inconvenience for all of us but when it is finished we will benefit and be proud of it.
If you have questions or comments contact Robins City Hall 393-0588 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Chuck Hinz
Phase 1: Updated
5/19/17 - Main Street will be CLOSED Monday, May 22nd, beginning at 6:00 a.m. through Tuesday, May 23rd at the railroad tracks. Detour signs will be posted. Please plan an alternate traffic route.
4/13/17 - The construction project has been temporarily delayed. However, beginning April 24th, construction will begin with installation of the storm sewer service. Beginning the week of April 17th, tree removal will occur in the project area. We are still anticipating Main Street will remain open to traffic in both directions with possible delays at times.
3/31/17 - The Main Street Reconstruction Project is going to start April 4th, 2017. Phase 1 consists of installing the storm sewer pipe, including boring under the railroad crossing. This phase is anticipated to be complete June 4th, 2017. Two-way traffic will be maintained along Main Street during the work with narrowed lanes and temporary lane closures during the day. The cuts across the road will be filled with rock and could potentially be very rough. To avoid delays, alternative routes are highly suggested.
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