The following message by Middlefield First Selectman Bob Yamartino was posted to the municipal website on May 9.
The Lake Shore Drive Culvert and Beach parking lot have been a construction zone for a while now. Early work on the culvert area, entrance brook and the exit stream zone included site preparation and delivery of earth needed for the project.
Travel and appearance of the area are currently challenging.
We have contacted the contractors to improve the road surface. The delivery of the precast, concrete structures will be dependent on when construction is ready to install them. The construction schedule currently shows the precast culvert structures being placed during the second and third weeks in June, the cast-in-place wingwalls being installed throughout July, and the precast channel components being installed in early August.
This schedule is dependent on the utility relocation. Relocation is currently underway, which is a good sign, but far from being completed.
CT-DEEP gave a window for any unconfined in-stream work to be conducted between June 1 and Sept. 30. The current construction schedule has the work being substantially completed by the end of September.