Crews to rehab new pavement on North Douglas Highway

A year after getting new pavement, sections of North Douglas Highway between Fish Creek Road and the boat launch are set to receive asphalt repair tomorrow (Thursday) through Saturday.

State Department of Transportation Spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the pavement settled more than expected atop new culverts installed during last year’s work.

“If you’ve been driving out that area lately, you’ll notice that there’s some dips along where the culverts were put in last year,” Woodrow says. “They’re going to actually be smoothing that out and making it a smoother section of road.”

Woodrow says the culverts themselves are fine and will not be affected by the repairs. He did not have a cost estimate for the work, but says it will be paid for with funds leftover from the $6-million dollar budget for last year’s project.

SECON construction crews will be working on North Douglas between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. over the next three days. During that time traffic will be one-lane only and drivers can expect 15 to 20 minute delays.