Starting the week of July 6th, the municipal parking lot will be revamped to improve the aesthetics of the surface.
Some problems with the wearing of the paver block surfaces were identified earlier this year. The Town requested that Eagle Bay, the vendor of the permeable paver blocks, inspect the parking lot and help remedy the situation.
Eagle Bay representatives indicated the problem is purely aesthetic. Dyes and other materials in the concrete are wearing and exposing the stone material in the blocks.
Because this was a pilot project and is showcase project, Eagle Bay has volunteered to remedy the problem at its expense. Since this pilot project was initiated, Eagle Bay has improved its process of manufacturing to eliminate the problem of the paver blocks wearing. Eagle Bay is particularly interested in the success of this project because, as a showcase, the municipal parking lot is shown in brochures; and it is visited regularly by engineers, regulators and developers as an example of Eagle Bay products.
The revamping project will involve replacing all of the permeable paver blocks in the parking lot. This will be carried out by replacing one third of the paver blocks at a time, leaving two thirds available for parking at any time. During the replacement process, another issue in the parking lot will also be addressed: paver settling around concrete structures.
All work is planned be completed in a two week period. However, due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, the project schedule may be extended slightly. If this is the case, the Town still expects that the project will be completely finished no later than the first week of August.
Town staff will oversee this project. If you have questions during construction, please contact Wally Denton, Town of Ashland Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or 798-9219.