|March 21, 2018
The long awaited reconstruction of Challis Road is scheduled to begin on Monday April 2nd. The work entails the complete reconstruction of the road base, drainage and surface. Traffic on this route has steadily increased over the past several years and the opening of the new U of M hospital is anticipated to dramatically increase traffic volumes and patterns. It is important to complete improvements before the hospital begins to receive patients in September 2018.
The project will be built in 3 phases. Please see our "Construction Update" for more detailed information and to view the detour map.
Phase 1: Challis Road will be closed beginning April 2nd and remain closed for 21 days.
Phase 2: This phase is anticipated to begin on April 23rd and Challis Road will remain closed until August 30th.
Phase 3: This work will be performed at night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., beginning August 23rd through August 30th.
|March 2, 2018
- Tree and brush clearing will begin the week of March 5, 2018. The trees will be down by March 31, 2018 and brush and stumps will be removed by April 15, 2018
- The trees are being removed in order to not disturb sensitive habitats during roosting seasons.
- Bids were received March 2, 2018 for underground, earthwork and paving. The Contractor will be announced shortly.
- During road construction, Challis Road will be closed to thru traffic. The road will be open to traffic by August 30, 2018.
- Further details will be available upon receipt of the contractor proposed work schedule.
During the tree removal portion of the project, the contractor will remove the trees and brush required for the widening and realigning of Challis Road.
The contractor will be required to provide access to residents and property owners internal to the project limits during construction. However, as with any construction projects, there may be brief periods where the contractor cannot provide access to your home or business while working on your driveway approach or other tasks.
The contractor will coordinate mail delivery and garbage collection for residents and property owners internal to the project limits during construction.
|Jodie Tedesco, County Highway Engineer