Barrels on Route 8, but No Weekend/Night Work — Here's Why
Confused about why the cones on State Route 8 were set up all weekend but there wasn't any construction going on? Read on ...
Service Director Mike Miller said orange barrels remained on State Route 8 over the weekend and at night without any active road work being done because taking them down cuts into half a day's work.
Construction in the southbound lanes on State Route 8 began at the beginning of the month to patch up cracks and potholes on the highway.
Councilman Mike Rasor said he's received some complaints about the cones being up and no work was being done during the day on weekdays.
"We have to leave the barrels up overnight and on the weekend," said Miller. "The reason being is it takes two hours to set the zone up ... another two hours to take it down, which leaves me with three hours to work then."
Leaving the cones up will "hopefully keep this prject to the shortest period possible," he added.
Construction should be finished within two weeks, he said June 14.