The City of Aiken has maintained the dirt roads in the horse district for over thirty years. Routine maintenance and natural occurrences have affected the top layer of dirt, resulting in the erosion of City utilities in areas, as well as creating high shoulders. In an effort to restore grade, cover exposed utilities and reduce the shoulders, Utilities will begin hauling dirt in order to alleviate these problems.

In an effort to complete the project in a timely manner, Utilities will use one bulldozer, one sixteen-ton sheep foot roller, one eighteen-ton smooth drum roller, and one motor grader. A dump truck will deliver the dirt, dumping it in the center of the road allowing for the equipment to move and spread the dirt. Crews will start at one end of the road, leveling and compacting to the other end.

Utilities Work Schedule:
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Project estimated time frame is thirty (30) days, depending on the weather.

Traffic Impact:
Utilities crews will work one road at a time, closing the road to through traffic. Crews will work with residents prior to work so as to not restrict them from coming or going. Residents may have some wait time, and roads may not be smooth during working hours.

Start date: Wednesday 1/15/2020
Road: Two Notch to Grace