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Paving and Stormwater Management

Latest Update: November 20, 2023

New asphalt and paving machinery in the Wells Reserve parking lot, April 19, 2023.

The parking lot is complete.

Background

Most paved surfaces on the Laudholm campus of the Wells Reserve were initially surfaced in the late 1980s or early 1990s, not long after the reserve was established. Periodically, small sections have been repaired, but much of the asphalt is deteriorating and needs to be rebuilt.

In addition, stormwater runoff in the campus core makes small streams of some paved walkways. When frozen these paths become unsafe.

After study and consultation, a multiphase project has been designed that will extend into 2024. The planning includes minimizing impacts on visitors.

Phase 1

The main public parking lot will be repaved. The public entrance will remain open, but parking patterns will change. Directional signs will indicate parking areas and access routes. Construction will occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A stormwater drainage swale where the entrance walkway connects to the parking lot will be retrenched.

Updates

This multifaceted project is more complex than it may appear. We ask for patience and flexibility whenever construction is in progress. Please respect directional signage for parking areas and foot traffic. Thank you.

November 2023

Contractors laid the top layer of asphalt and marked parking spaces.

April 20, 2023

Wells Reserve parking lot, April 19, 2023

The binder layer of asphalt is complete. On Saturday (4/22), the edges will be loamed and seeded. The paving crew is scheduled to return this fall to apply the top layer of asphalt and to paint lines.

April 18, 2023

Heavy equipment operates in the main parking lot on April 17, 2023.

The parking lot paving project has begun and will continue for an undetermined number of days. The paving crew is also working on the top coat on Laudholm Farm Road to complete the work begun in 2022.

April 10, 2023

Parking lot construction is expected to begin on Friday, April 14 and continue for 3 or 4 days the next week.

April 7, 2023

  1. The start date for parking lot construction has been pushed to Monday, April 17.
  2. Drainage swale excavation is expected to begin Saturday, April 8, and continue for several days.
  3. Coincidentally, Laudholm Farm Road and Skinner Mill Road will also be paved this spring.

April 6, 2023


Construction on the parking area and the drainage swale is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 10.

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