No contractor around to make repairs to Algoma and Court Street. Once again, I must point out that the contractors needs to be responsible 24/7 for maintaining city streets that are affected by their construction work.
Once the contractor removes the asphalt from a street, the contractor is responsible to maintain that gravel surface until it is covered by asphalt again. Somebody has to be monitoring the construction site. Saturday or Sunday or Holiday. Day or night. Rain or shine.
Contractors cannot simply pack up and leave for several days and ignore the construction site.
The public deserves better treatment.
The big rain on Saturday caused a lot of damage to the construction work on Van Horne Street. How do they fix things? I have no idea. How do you put material back underneath concrete sidewalks and curbing and compact that material? You can’t.
To do it right, the concrete needs to be removed and everything redone. If they wanted to do it right, that is.
I suspect the crack in the curb and gutter that appeared before the Saturday rains, will not be the last.