Crews began paving sections of Frey Street Thursday and should complete most of the road before the end of the weekend.
Drew Wells, director of community services for the city of Stephenville, said crews should finish paving along Frey between Rowland Avenue and North Rome Avenue. The section between Cain Street and Ollie Avenue will be repaved once a utility project is complete in that section.
At the beginning of next week, crews will pave North Wildwood Drive before moving to North Dale Avenue.
There, crews will prepare the site between Rosebud Drive and Bluebonnet Street. They will also cement stabilize streets in the Tanglewood addition in preparation for paving.
Later this month, crews are expected to reconstruct and repave Bluebonnet from West Lingleville Road down to Ashwood Drive.
Near the end of the month and possibly into the first of September, Wells said crews will then move back into town to begin work on Long Street, from South Lillian Street to Alexander Road.
Any driver who has wrestled with trying to navigate the detour routes might have thought about just sneaking through the roadblocks to reach their destination, but Wells urges drivers to reconsider.
“Whenever we’re in construction, the area is going to be restricted,” Wells said. “But you would be surprised how many people go through there. It slows down work and progress. And we have workers trying to do their jobs, so it’s really a safety issue.”
On top of that, if drivers are caught circumnavigating the barricades, they face fines up to $200. That could double if workers are present.