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Intersection closures ahead

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The intersection of Second Street East and Portage Avenue will be closed this Wednesday (Aug. 25) from 7-11 a.m. so Bay City Contracting can remove the recycling asphalt paving (RAP) material and install granular ‘A’ material, Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown reported this morning.

As a result, traffic will re-routed onto First Street and Third Street.

The appropriate traffic control signage will be installed.

On Thursday, the contractor will be working in the intersection of Third Street East and Portage Avenue from 7-11 a.m. to remove the RAP material and install granular ‘A’ material.

The Portage Avenue underpass will be closed during this period, so the only access to and from the north end will be via McIrvine Road.

Then next Tuesday (Aug. 31), Bay City Contracting will be working in the intersection of Fifth Street and Portage Avenue from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. to remove the RAP material there and install granular ‘A’ material.

As a result, the Portage Avenue underpass will be closed during this period.

Brown said in an e-mail to the Times that these three intersection closures are necessary to ensure the roadbed is prepared properly for the placing of the asphalt, which is scheduled to start on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the First Street East and Portage Avenue intersection.

It will take four-five days to place the asphalt.

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