Street Construction Around Dobson

cones-v01-phoAs many of you know, the streets immediately surrounding Dobson have been under construction for quite some time.  Dr. Cruice had a meeting with the crews today and was informed that their work will not be finished by September 8th, the start of school.  Please see her message below about how this will impact transportation, AM and PM drop off as well as Dobson’s plan go continue to “make it work” despite the construction!

Hello Dobson Families!
I attended a progress mtg with the coordinators of the PWD construction project surrounding the school; the following were present:
 
Shawn McKeown- Streets Dep’t Manager,Carl Jadach- PWD Engineer, Scott Melusen, Joe Bokobza- PWD On Site Supervisor, Jim French- Head Contractor, Mr. Amede- on site Contractor
 
This is what was discussed: 
 
This project is not going to be finished by September 8th.
The plan is as follows:
  1. Hermitage St (East side of school) will be made ‘passable’ with the use of ‘binder’ material. ALL students will use this entrance (Wright St.- on the west side of school- will be closed and blocked to traffic). There will be two travel lanes on this street- one for the buses to park and one for the car driving parents that are dropping off children. Contractor will post temporary NO PARKING signs and the contractor will place barrels, at the end of each work day, to dissuade overnight parking. 
  2. Wright Street work should take 5 weeks, weather depending, to be restored completely.  This work will also include that portion of Smick Street that connects to Wright St.
  3. Wright St. work will include the construction of a ‘footway’ that will enable pedestrians to enter the schoolyard.
  4. Once Wright St. work is complete (or nearing completion), this group will convene to assess progress.
  5. Once Wright St. work is complete, traffic to Hermitage St.-on the east side of school- will be closed and blocked to traffic. There will be two travel lanes  created on Wright Street- one for the buses to park and one for the car driving parents that are dropping off children. Contractor will post temporary NO PARKING signs and the contractor will place barrels, at the end of each work day, to dissuade overnight parking.
  6. Hermitage St..-on the east side of school- work should take 4 weeks, weather depending, to be restored completely.
  7. The part of Hermitage St that ascends to meet Ridge Ave will be the next area of focus and construction work. At the time, buses will need to be diverted to Fountain Ave, with a turn onto Smick St to come to the school. 

We are going to do everything in our power to make sure that AM and PM Drop off run smoothly.  Check the Dobson Facebook Page and the H&S website for details and updates.

Dr. Cruice, Principal