Work on the new roundabouts at 24 Road and Interstate 70 is progressing as crews begin installing drainage for the project. With the water table just 20 feet below ground engineers are concerned about settling. This week work begins on ways of keeping that from happening.
Crews are preparing to install wick drains that will draw water away from the project, which includes constructing two–lane roundabouts north and south of Interstate 70 on 24 Road. Project planners say there is some concern about scheduling a temporary traffic closure so the wick drain project can be finished.
After the wick drains are installed and a dirt cover is laid the project will cease for the winter. Engineers say the project is slightly behind schedule because of a later than anticipated start, but should be able to get up to speed if good weather holds for the next few weeks.
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