Willits Downtown Sidewalk construction has begun

The Willits Downtown Sidewalk Improvements construction project began this week.

The first phase is potholing and saw cutting all along Main Street from Highway 20 to Valley Street.  Potholing means the process of hand digging holes in the roadway to double-check that all the buried utility, water, fiber optic, and sewer lines are indeed at the depth utilities said they are.  This helps to avoid cutting or damaging the lines during construction.  The potholing is scheduled to be complete by May 4.

Saw cutting is the term used for making a cut through the old sidewalks in preparation for the actual demolition and removal work.  (See Sidewalk Project Plans tab on the top of this web page for approximate work dates for segments and segment maps)  Saw cutting is planned to complete by May 11.

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