Direct from their extended engagement just to the south of me, the road crew (Thomas and Sons) appeared again today. Live. To Work. I had not seen a few of the once familiar faces since last June - but here they were again, this time out in front helping to make my temporary light pole (installed last October) a bit less temporary so it can withstand one more winter. As cement poured out front, I could sense a different attitude - as they attempt to get through their final checklist before the paving team arrives next week to get our final layer of asphalt.
As I passed by the southern end of the project today, I counted all four corners completed with concrete. A very good sign. It seems the tail has now caught up to the front and the next stage is nearly ready to begin.
One benefit from having the city a bit behind on their sign work along the avenue, when the signs do go up they will be identified as 2 hour parking. At this point the parking is available for how ever long you need it.
Still a bit to go, but folks in orange vests are always a good sign. Workers present = work completed.