According to city Engineer Rob Knopf, Nagel Road will be widened and repaved from Detroit Road south to Schwartz Road. The project is scheduled to begin Monday and should take four to six weeks, depending on weather, Knopf said in an email message.
During construction, traffic will be permitted to travel southbound only on Nagel Road.
The city is asking residents to follow Schwartz Road west, to Jaycox Road north, to Detroit Road east as a detour to access Nagel Road while it is under construction.
“In order for us to do stabilization of the road, traffic cannot drive on it,” Knopf said. “We will be doing one lane at a time.”
In addition to the paving and widening, work crews will install a 36-inch storm sewer from Hawkesbury Court north to the Hurst Tole ditch.
Knopf said the city understands the work will disrupt traffic, but it is a necessary inconvenience to improve the stretch of road.
“We apologize for the inconvenience, but the road is failing and this needs to be done,” he said.
According to Avon Finance Director Bill Logan, the project bid of $833,451 was approved by City Council on June 23 and awarded to Newbury-based Burton Scot Contractors and includes the costs associated with repaving, widening and storm sewer installations.
Logan said project money comes from the city’s general fund and is part of the city’s annual road improvement program.