GREENFIELD — As the weather begins to signal the end of construction season, workers and machines continue to trench, pour, mill and grade on a number of state and local road projects throughout the county.
City and county road projects are wrapping up, with only a few improvements coming in the next couple of months to make way for next year’s renovations.
Boyd Avenue west of State Street should be open by the end of the week, said city engineer Karla Vincent. That’s good news for parents eager to use the street to get to Greenfield Intermediate School and Harris Elementary School.
Still, the east leg of Boyd Avenue leading to Hancock Regional Hospital could be closed for a few more weeks. Vincent said the contractor has until the end of November to complete the project, and while it’s nearly complete now, lines still need to be painted to show the new turn lanes that will ultimately mean better traffic flow along State Street.
Over the next few months, utility lines along Franklin Street south of U.S. 40 will be relocated to make way for the road expansion project that’s expected to begin in July.
Street Superintendent Jim Hahn said his crew is now focused on leaf removal, having just completed final asphalt patching work last week on Melody Lane in front of Wal-Mart.