According to Jamie Samons, public affairs manager at the Narragansett Bay Commission, the sewer and water line extension project on Greenville Avenue is behind schedule. The limitations on blasting through the ledge, which have generated concerns about gas hookups to residences, have put the project behind, and the completion date has been extended to December.
In the meantime, the sewer trench work between Golini Drive and Celebration Way will not be backfilled daily, but instead covered with steel plates placed on top of the trench boxes. The trench is approximately 20 feet deep in this area. The excavation will have jersey barriers surrounding the trench and two police cruisers posted at each end to monitor through the night, and will still get backfilled on weekends and holidays. One lane of traffic will be opened during this time.
In addition, now that daylight is limited, light towers will be used as well for work crews.