Fassnight Stormwater Improvement Project Update
Oct. 7, 2021
Scheduling difficulties have caused the construction timeline
for this project to be extended through spring of 2022.
Recognizing that this project has hit several unforeseen delays in scheduling, the City requested an updated construction schedule from contractor Hartman and Company. Based on the project's current status and the fast-approaching winter season, the revised schedule provided indicates an anticipated construction completion date of late March 2022.
It will be necessary for Brookside Drive to remain closed to through traffic between Kings Avenue and Greene Avenue until the spring.
The City has been coordinating closely with Hartman as construction has progressed. Throughout the project, they have experienced delays due to subcontractor scheduling difficulties and vendor/materials supply challenges. These challenges are consistent with those experienced industry wide as contractors struggle to hire necessary workers and supply chains have yet to regain consistency following the effects of the pandemic. We were hopeful the project could keep to the original timeline and wrap up this fall, but unfortunately that won’t be possible under the current conditions. Per their contract, Hartman has until mid-April to complete the project.
Continuing progress this fall, Hartman expects to continue grading and laying rip rap along the channel. Due to cold weather, you can expect to see crews demobilize from the work site for about two months in January and February. Around March when temperatures begin to rise, crews are expected to proceed with roadway alignment modifications to Brookside Drive, decorative stone work and the installation of native landscaping.
Thank you again for your support and patience as we construct this transformational project. We are excited to see it completed and open for all to enjoy this spring.
Springfield Public Works