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REVISED Timeline

Project Plan Profile

Detour Plan

Renderings of the Completed Underpass

August 2011 Town Meeting Presentation


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Completed to Date

Overhead utility relocations

Detour and bypass construction

Closed road and opened detour and bypass

Bavarian Inn parking lot and north entrance

Underground utility relocations (85% complete)

Overhead utility relocations

Complete retaining wall

Complete underpass structure

Open WV Route 480 to traffic

Connect Shepherd Grade Road to WV Route 480

Remove bypass use of Bavarian Inn driveway

Complete excavation for west side approach to underpass


Project Schedule

Remove detour at Campus Drive   December 13
Connect Campus Drive to WV Route 480   December 13
Complete sidewalks for west side approach to underpass   December 17
Restore Bavarian Inn driveway   December 31
Complete wall restoration   January 25
Clean-up, seeding and closeout   Spring 2013


Original Estimated Timeline

February 2012
Begin relocation of utilities (water, sewer, storm sewer, and overhead lines)

March 2012
Begin detour construction

April 2012
Complete utility relocation
Complete detour construction

May 2012
Entrance to Shepherd University West Campus Drive closed
Open parallel temporary detour road to maintain Route 480 throughway to traffic

July 2012
Complete retaining wall, underpass structure and roadway
Open Route 480 to traffic

August 2012
Remove detour at West Campus Drive
Connect West Campus Drive and Shepherd Grade Road to Route 480
Complete excavation and sidewalks on both sides of underpass
Open underpass for pedestrian use

September 2012
Remove detour infrastructure and restore Bavarian Inn property

October 2012
Complete wall restoration, clean-up, seeding and closeout


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