According to Julie Beaton, city project manager, asphalt for a portion of the project is scheduled to be placed today.
“Georgetown is scheduled to place the base course of asphalt from just south of the intersection with Y-Drive to 820 S. Harbor (Boardwalk Condominiums) on Monday (today),” she said. “Both lanes will be paved on Monday and egress will require an extra dose of patience. However, there will be a drivable asphalt surface by the end of the same day.”
Beaton suggests residents in this stretch of road to decide if they need to be at home or beyond Harbor during the day today. Her suggestions include parking in the lot near Butch’s Beach Burritos and giving extra time in the event motorists have to wait a few minutes to get through.
Officials said there is always the possibility that people will have to drive on the half-circle drive in front of the U.S. Coast Guard facility and through the American Legion lot to get to and from the Butch’s Beach Burrito lot.
The entire reconstruction project, including both Harbor Drive and the YMCA portions, is expected to be completed by the end of May 2012.
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