This Week in Whitehall – October 31st, 2010

This week we’ve seen continued NYWorks progress at the former Martel’s Auto on Poultney Street.  Excavation continues as new or treated soil fills in the trenches.  Loading of the soil begins very early in the morning and continues through the day.

Hometown paving of former OLA Lot
Hometown paving of former OLA Lot

The site of the former OLA Church was paved over this week.  Previously it was a gravel lot for Hometown Chevy, but now has been paved over including two raised parking steps for featured vehicles.

On Thursday paving began on the related roadways in the Saunders, Division, Broadway bridge tunnel project.  The roadway was paved down past the Post Office on Broadway.  Saunders Street was paved and work on Division Street looks nearly done.  The bridge concrete seems nearly level with the repaved roadway, and looks ready for paving of it’s own.  I expect it to be open in a few weeks.

And on Sunday, we got a taste of Winter’s first snow squalls.  Down on South Bay we received some pretty heavy squalls of flurries and sleet.  With the day time temperature in the 40s, there was no accumulation, but demonstrates the winter to  come.  By “Trick or Treat” time, the skies had cleared up ending with a sunny afternoon.