We have begun the repairs to our parking lots and drives by milling and patching the most degraded areas of the lots. Yesterday we started the process of removing the loose paint from our curbs to ready them for new painting. The project will pick up the pace tomorrow, when we begin work at the east end of the campus, working our way west to the main entrance at Shepherd Road. During the project, we will be closing three parking lots at a time to perform crack sealing, apply coats of sealer and restripe the parking spots, directional arrows and signage.
Here is the tentative schedule (without specific dates due to weather changes that may occur):
1st day (tomorrow): Close and seal Lot 19 (old tennis courts) & Lot 20 (behind Cass Gym) and the strip of spaces directly south of Lot 19.
2nd day: Close and seal Lots 18, 16 & 15.
3rd day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 1. Close and seal Lot 17 and the Facilities/Storage Building areas.
4th day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 2. Close and seal Lots 9,11 & 13.
5th day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 3. Close and seal Lots 10,12 & 14
6th day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 4. Close and seal Lots 6, 8 and the east half of the Montgomery Hall lot.
7th day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 5. Close and seal Lots 5 & 7.
8th day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 6. Close and seal Lots 2 & 4.
9th day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 7. Close and seal Lots 1 & 3.
10th day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 8.
11th day: Stripe the areas sealed on Day 9.
As you can see, we are letting the lots “cure” for a day prior to striping each one. During these operations, we will be seal coating the roadways adjacent to the lots being sealed on any given day. On the final two days we will close the Main Entrance in order to apply 3 coats of sealer to the inbound and outbound lanes of Poorman Drive. We will make use the Foundation Road entrance/exit for that period of time. We will be making good use of the Friday closings for the most disruptive work.
The Contractor will provide traffic control throughout the project and we will be working closely with our Police Department and Springfield Mass Transit, as well.
As always, we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we maintain and improve our facilities.
Asst. VP Construction