Traffic flow for Westover subdivision residents is expected to improve soon. City of Gillette Public Information Officer, Joe Lunne provided an update on that project this week.
“ The Westover Road water main project is progressing very well. We hope to have the majority of Westover Road from Highway 50 over to Westhills Loop paved by this Sunday. There is still some work to be done. Some tying work and some sanitary sewer work needs to be done at the Highway 50 Westover Road intersection. So there will be some sort of lane restrictions at that point, but by the end of the weekend the whole road should be open for driving.”
Lunne noted there is still one planned water shut off in the area, and that’s expected to take place sometime next week.
“Probably the last day of October or one of the early days of November, where they will have to shut the water down for people who live on Westhills Loop. We need to tie in and that’s the last service to be tied in. Crews were trying to get that done this past Monday, and completed all the tie- in’s but one.”
Lunne also provided an update on the Boxelder Road construction.
“I know the Sheriff’s office does a great job and really does a lot of community outreach on Halloween. They love having Trick or Treater's over there, so the plan is to have that road open and you’ll be able to get into the Sheriff’s office for Halloween. We expect the full road to be open all the way to Burma Avenue by Thanksgiving.”
Lunne says weather has caused some of the delays for the project. He also noted there are plans for continued benefits from the project.
“ It’s worth noting that eventually this extension will punch in to the Westover Subdivision, and that will be a great cross town arterial for the public. There have been some of the public who thought this was just to get it to Burma but the plan is to keep moving Boxelder road west and extend it into the Westover Subdivision so that if we have to close the road going into Westover there will be more than one egress into and out of Westover.”