The long awaited road paving is now underway as the initial work begins on the airport road and Don MacKay Blvd. during the last week of August. It is being carried out by Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Company Ltd.
The initial work will include asphalt paving of the road beginning at the new airport road, continuing on to the airport round-about and then continuing on to about 400 feet south of S.C. Bootle Hwy.
Simmons Company is advising the public in view of the road works that there will be temporary lane closures and asks drivers to be mindful and obey flaggers who will help direct traffic during these times.
Jeffrey Plant, Project Manager for Bill Simmons Company, said they are laying a regulation surface and will follow with a final surfacing for about two inches of asphalt. The round-about and roads north of S.C. Bootle Hwy. will be completely rebuilt and resurfaced with asphalt.
The road works on the southern portion of Don MacKay, the round-about and airport access roads are expected to continue into the first week of September depending on cooperation from the weather.
There will be schedules posted online on The Abaconian’s Facebook page with further information and details of where road works are taking place.