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Petitioning NC Senator Jeff Jackson, North Carolina State House, NBC, ABC, United States Supreme Court, Michelle Obama, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alma Adams, Richard Burr, Human Rights Campaign, Departm...

Stop hit and run drivers who kill Innocent people from receiving bond in North Carolina.

My daughter was involved in an hit and run accident On February 17, 2020 that caused her to lose her life at the scene. A witness was able to identify the suspects and they were arrested several hours later. Mr. Himes and Ms. Kerr were able to post bond 10 hours later and given no conditions on their bond. As of February 18, 2020, the suspects have been out on bond with only a 30 day suspension on Mr. Himes drivers license. Man charged with involuntary manslaughter, DWI after teen killed in northwest Charlotte crash Accident report shows that Mr. Himes was traveling approximately 76 mph in a 35 mph zone while Ms. Wilson was traveling approximately 16 mph making a left hand turn. Mr. Himes and Ms. Kerr were indicted on charges of manslaughter several days later after posting bail of just 10,000 dollars. Currently, they are free in the community to cause harm to more individuals with their reckless behavior. The mother of Maniche Wilson, the 17 year old that was killed in the accident is devoted to change the law in North Carolina concerning drunk drivers who cause fatalities and to deny bond in front of a magistrate judge to keep the offenders in jail. 

LaChelle Walker
245,364 supporters
Petitioning North Carolina Governor, North Carolina State House, Richard Burr, Davis Cerelyn

Reopen Kimmie Duncan’s case

“@x.dunc This is Kimmie Duncan, my 14 year-old older brother. My Dad found Kimmie hanging from a tree several houses down from where we lived in a white mans yard. This was in 2003, Durham, North Carolina and I was 8 years old....The police investigation went no where. They called it a suicide, said that he was into gang activity and skipped school.Kimmie went to Jordan High. Apparently, the day before he died he got beat up by some racist guys at the school. Apparently, kids wanted to write an article about him after his death, but the school wouldn’t allow it. Apparently, there was no ladder at the scene of his death. And according to the autopsy he ate Mac&Cheese just before he died. There’s still many questions surrounding why by brother got hung.Since the police called it a suicide, that is what I told people happened to my brother. I say this to protect myself. My dad told me that if he was white and had more money he would’ve hired a private investigator. The time to share this is now for me. The brother of your friend Dunc was lynched because he was a black boy. I did not want to write this..(I typed the first line countless times shaking). I asked for permission from dad, sis and little bro to say this and make a mural of Kimmie.I’m sharing this because I want people to understand why WE ALL are hurt right now and protesting. I want other people who are scared to share their truths to speak up. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. I want people to feel sorry for the black men and women out there who are crying. No man should ever have to see his son hanging from a tree, shot in the street or strangled by police. No man. Understand that most of you guys are lucky and privileged that you are not black. Saying this is my deepest truth I never wanted to tell anyone since I was 8, but I’m tired of seeing people that I know not realize they have friends who are painfully experiencing this. I’m tired of those who befriend black people and stab them in the back at the same time. IM TIRED OF WATCHING BLACK PEOPLE BEATEN AND KILLED. So please, if you follow me and read this, post BLACK LIVES MATTER, at the very least! #blacklivesmatter I love you Kimmie”

Unknown A
46,439 supporters
Petitioning Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina State House, North Carolina Governor, Mary-Ann Baldwin, Roy Cooper

Officer W​.​B. Tapscott be fired from the Raleigh Police Department and charged

Keith was a man who lived and worked in Raleigh, NC after moving here from New Jersey. People who knew him loved him. He was born with a few physical and mental disabilities; according to family, he had the comprehension level of a third grader. On January 30th of this year, he was shopping at the Pleasant Valley Promenade. Right off of Glenwood Avenue. In the parking lot of Big Lots, Police Officer W. B. Tapscott of the RPD made the decision to follow and engage him. Why? He was “acting shady” and wore a gold letterman jacket “as if he was getting ready to go on Saturday Night Live.” Collins has done nothing wrong. The officer drives next to him. Collins raises his hands momentarily before deciding to run. He had done nothing wrong. The officer chases him, draws his weapon, and orders Collins to raise his hands. He had done nothing wrong. According to the officer, he saw Collins draw a BB gun from his waistband. Witness testimonies dispute this. The officer shot Keith Collins four times. Collins drops but is still able to move, so the officer fires three more shots. On the ground, he continues to struggle to move, so the officer fires four more shots. Collins was shot eleven times in total. He had done nothing wrong. He was 52 years old. He had the mental capacity of an 8 year old. He was rightly terrified of police. He was gunned down in broad daylight, because of what he wore and the color of his skin. If you still don’t believe in white privilege, I really don’t know what to tell you anymore. The officer, W. B. Tapscott, has not been charged.

Hold Police accountable
36,796 supporters
Petitioning Roy Cooper, Ralph Hise, Warren Daniel, Norman W. Sanderson, Chuck Edwards, North Carolina State Senate, North Carolina State House, North Carolina Governor, Richard Burr

Protect Trans Youth in NC from Hate Laws

My name is Raien, but you can call me Rai. I’m probably like a lot of other 17-year-old guys you know. I’m vegetarian and like to write music. I love my friends and my boyfriend. I still sleep with my favorite stuffed animals.  I’m also trans, and I started this petition because lawmakers in my home state of North Carolina are trying to pass a law to criminalize that part of my identity. I refuse to believe that they would do this if they got to know trans kids like me. Senate Bill 514 would ban gender-affirming healthcare for youth under the age of 21. It would also require school counselors and teachers to notify a student’s family if they suspect that the child is trans, which would put countless lives in danger: Requiring teachers to tell my parents of my “gender nonconformity” would’ve in the most literal sense left me either homeless or dead. My parents haven’t been supportive of me, and I haven’t had the opportunity to transition as an adolescent. Without access to gender-affirming healthcare, I was forced to experience puberty of the wrong gender, a traumatic experience no one should have to go through unwillingly. North Carolina lawmakers: Please, stop putting kids through this. SB 514 will actively shed the blood of innocent youth who deserve the right to hormone blockers, hormone replacement therapy and the possibility of gender-affirming surgeries. The national rate of suicidal ideation and attempted suicide for trans and nonbinary youth is already over 50 percent. This is a personal statistic for me, because I’m one of the many trans youth who have been hospitalized for a suicide attempt. I remember the hospital staff reminding me that I was on the cusp of freedom: I would turn 18 soon, become a legal adult, and finally be able to be whoever I want to be.  That freedom won’t be possible for me or any other trans youth if hateful bills like SB 514 continue to be passed. Instead, I’m writing this petition, pleading with the legislature to understand why I should be allowed to exist.  The most terrifying part about these bills is not even how they will affect me as a trans, black man in America. Instead, I’m extremely worried about how they will affect trans little kids – especially young trans girls – my teenage trans friends, and my own boyfriend. My boyfriend uses they/them or he/him pronouns. He is respectful, sweet and patient. He would never hurt a fly. They’re trans, too, and fortunate enough to have a supportive home where I didn’t. His mom has been there for him as he transitioned socially, which is great, and he was supposed to look into starting hormone replacement therapy in the coming months.  Bills like SB 514 would rob my boyfriend of that joy that they’ve waited so long for. Our anniversary is coming up and I’d like to spend it enjoying young love instead of grieving for our right to exist. We need people to stand with us so we’re not fighting this alone. Trans rights are HUMAN rights. Please, continue to share this campaign with your networks so that we can defeat this dehumanizing bill before it becomes law.

Silent Is Violent
35,804 supporters
Petitioning Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Veterans Affairs, Alabama State Senate, Alabama State House, Alabama Governor, Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Flo...

Congress: Let all children of U.S. military service members unite with their families!

I’m Jenifer Bass, a U.S. Navy veteran, who served for 10 years, one-third in the Asia-Pacific region. It was due to my travel between ports in countries like Japan and Thailand that I first encountered amerasian children, and descendants, of U.S. service members and civilian contractors previously stationed overseas. Filipino Amerasians are abandoned and neglected biracial children of Filipino mothers and American fathers (mostly members of the US armed forces). In the Philippines alone, more than 52,000-plus children were born and left behind after the U.S. Navy withdrew the last of its military personnel in 1992. Right now, the U.S. government won’t legally recognize them as U.S. citizens, despite having been born to an American parent. The Philippine Embassy won't help them either. As a former US colony between 1898 and 1946, the Philippines was home to millions of US soldiers and their dependents, even after its independence. Until 1992, the country hosted two of the largest US military facilities outside the US – Clark Air Base and Subic Naval Base, which played major roles during the Vietnam and first Gulf wars. In 1982 US Public Law 97-359, or the Amerasian Act of 1982, allowed children from Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea, or Thailand to move to the US and eventually become American citizens, but those who were from the Philippines were excluded from the law, an exclusion which was upheld by the US Senate on the basis that many Filipino Amerasians were “conceived from illicit affairs and prostitution”, and were born during peacetime. Today, there are estimated to be more than 250,000-plus children. Many amerasians are caught in a no-man’s land of discrimination and poverty -- most left behind by U.S. service members who are unaware that they’ve fathered children overseas. My friend John Haines is one of these sailors. In 2011, John discovered he was the father of a half-Filipino daughter, Jannette. He attempted to unite with her through the American Homecoming Act -- but was frustrated to learn that the Act did not apply to Filipino children of U.S. service members. Today, all John wants is to be united with his daughter and grandchildren. He, like so many other veterans are living with a “hole in their hearts” as they search for ways to unite with their children. There is hope. The Uniting Families Act of 2018, HR 1520, creates a specialized visa allowing military veterans and eligible civilian contractors to sponsor their children and grandchildren for U.S. citizenship. Currently, blood relationship must be proven by DNA test and the total number of visas granted will be capped at 5,000 each year. The issue takes on more urgency as so many of our veterans from our wars in Southeast Asia are getting older and dying each day -- without the chance to connect, or in some cases, reconnect with their own children. John’s daughter Jannette has already undertaken the DNA testing process, conclusively proving her relationship to her American father. All she’s waiting for is the opportunity to permanently unite with her father. There is a PBS documentary, "Left by the Ship" (2010), documenting a day in the life and the personal struggles as a Filipino amerasian on the never ending search for identity and their struggles to connect to their American military families. Please sign this petition to tell Congress that these families cannot wait another day. Pass the Uniting Families Act of 2017, HR 1520, now!

Gina Johnson
34,677 supporters
Petitioning Richard Burr, North Carolina State House, Roy Cooper, Cerelyn J. Davis

Reopen Doyle “Kimmie” Duncan’s Case

This is a petition started by, us, the Duncan Family and many voiceless black families to reopen the case of our loved one Kimmie Duncan. We are calling for a more thorough investigation into his death by hanging. This is Kimmie Duncan, my 14 year-old older brother. My Dad found Kimmie hanging from a tree several houses down from where we lived in a white mans yard. This was in 2003, Durham, North Carolina and I was 8 years old.... The police investigation went no where. They called it a suicide, said that he was into gang activity and skipped school.Kimmie went to Jordan High. Apparently, the day before he died he got beat up by some racist guys at the school. Apparently, kids wanted to write an article about him after his death, but the school wouldn’t allow it. Apparently, there was no ladder at the scene of his death. And according to the autopsy he ate Mac&Cheese just before he died. There’s still many questions surrounding why by brother got hung.Since the police called it a suicide, that is what I told people happened to my brother. I say this to protect myself. My dad told me that if he was white and had more money he would’ve hired a private investigator. The time to share this is now for me. The brother of your friend Dunc was lynched because he was a black boy. I did not want to write this..(I typed the first line countless times shaking). I asked for permission from dad, sis and little bro to say this and make a mural of Kimmie.I’m sharing this because I want people to understand why WE ALL are hurt right now and protesting. I want other people who are scared to share their truths to speak up. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. I want people to feel sorry for the black men and women out there who are crying. No man should ever have to see his son hanging from a tree, shot in the street or strangled by police. No man. Understand that most of you guys are lucky and privileged that you are not black. Saying this is my deepest truth I never wanted to tell anyone since I was 8, but I’m tired of seeing people that I know not realize they have friends who are painfully experiencing this. I’m tired of those who befriend black people and stab them in the back at the same time. IM TIRED OF WATCHING BLACK PEOPLE BEATEN AND KILLED. So please, if you follow me and read this, post BLACK LIVES MATTER, at the very least! #blacklivesmatter I love you Kimmie”

Alex Duncan
32,391 supporters
Petitioning Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, George Holding, President of the United States, Department of Justice, NCAA, North Carolina State House, The Department for Health and Social Care, Darren G. Jackson, Uni...

Justice for Shania L. Wilson

Shania’s Letter  (A Single Weekend) Shania carried great hugs, gifted to all who accepted. She loved smiles and enjoyed smiling more. She could brighten up a room in seconds, and if the room wasn’t talking then she was talking to herself. Carrying such beauty could only inhabit introverted ways, but she never feared a conversation with any human. A fearless young woman indeed, and it was unfortunate that her passing was due to heavy misunderstandings and discriminatory treatment towards her mainly because of her intellectual disabilities, and so they downplayed her and the extremity of the situation because they lacked physician's eyes. Shania’s twenty-first birthday was months away, and she was excited about enjoying her life and moving into the next chapter wanting to become an advocate, living at Building Independence apartments with two other roommate, she were planning for her high school graduation & future at Wake Tech. Sadly, she passed away in the back of an ambulance that waited nearly 20 minutes to leave after packing her and her mother into the truck. Her brother waited calmly in the car, waiting for an abrupt takeoff. Shania had moments in her life that it became a struggle to fully explain her pain to physicians, but after 4 check-ups and 2 days (Friday, Saturday) Shania passed on the next morning of. That morning her skin was pale and lips dry, but yet the people spoke as if she was completely fine. The call was handled inappropriately and when given that tape, her mother was given a chopped version. It was bizarre. Like watching common reality turn against you, and through all the crying and a lady calming down her mother, it was a room full of doctors, and her brother stared her down wondering if she was in pain. He says, “She is strong, and I vow to be just as strong one day.” Her mother had believed 4 trips to the hospital were enough, and every time was a basic pat on the back. Each time, Shania grew weary and grew pains like none other. After a while moving around came in very sharp pains and a simple weekend became the passing of a beautiful girl named, Shania Wilson. Nearly dragged off the couch, not carefully handled. The mistreatment of someone because you may not understand their behavior is outward wrong. A quick judgment could be the end of someone’s life, and if that were your child you would have lots to say about the witnessed neglect and passionless direction of the healthcare system.  “The healthcare system failed my daughter... a vibrant, smart, and happy beautiful black young woman.”  -Shania’s mother The unfair, non protective, and unequal attributes for those with disabilities within the healthcare system, has caused countless unforgettable and unnecessary deaths. Not only is this present in the black communities, but is common in all communities across the United States. I am creating this petition to give a voice to the voiceless and I hope that no child will have to endure what my daughter went through and no parents will have to experience the death of their child in this way. I will be introducing an idea for a bill, to local congressmen, that will protect anyone, with a disability, who is nonverbal or is unable to fully explain enough of what’s going on with them in an emergency situation. Also to amendment the North Carolina’s Senate Bill 33 allowing healthcare professional to be held responsible for their mistakes. You can support by signing this petition, and hopefully bring justice towards my daughters story and gratefully, one day, begin to hold the healthcare professionals responsible for the necessities of respectful and honorable care. Thank you, everyone   

Leoma Wilson
28,591 supporters
Closed
Petitioning North Carolina State House

Create a State-Wide Animal Abuse Registry in North Carolina

It is well past the time for our State of North Carolina to Create and Enforce an Animal Abuse Registry for Convicted Animal Abusers. Current and Past Events and Arrests Prove that North Carolina is among the worse States for Animal Abuse. We, the under signed, CARE About the animals in our State of North Carolina. We Request that the North Carolina House of Representatives initiate and create an Animal Abuse Registry State-wide, in order to Protect Animals from Abuse, Neglect, Cruelty and even Death. A North Carolina State-wide Animal Abuse Registry will help to prevent animal abuse by taking into account the ease and availability of victims (animals) and by Removing Anonymity of the Abuser. Officials in other States are bringing the issue of Creating and Enforcing an Animal Abuse Registry to their States. North Carolina Needs to be Among those States Trying to Protect Innocent Animals from Abuse, Neglect, Cruelty and Death. Our State of North Carolina has the notoriety of being the State that has had ..."one of the largest, if not the largest, companion animal rescues the ASPCA has done"... in ASPCA's 150 year history. As per Tim Rickey, VP Field Investigations for ASPCA. A Washington Post article by Karin Brulliard on September 13, 2016 states: “Just as we place extra trust in teachers and law enforcement, so, too, should we ensure that those engaged in the handling of animals have a spotless record,” New Jersey state Rep. Troy Singleton (D) said about legislation he sponsored to make his state home to the second statewide animal abuse registry. He referred to the idea as a “first line of defense.” The registries are part of widening efforts in the United States to punish and track animal abusers, who, research has shown, commit violence against people at higher rates than normal. All 50 states now have felony provisions for the gravest crimes against animals, although many offenses are still considered misdemeanors. The FBI has added animal cruelty to its list of Class A felonies, and this year began collecting data for such crimes the way it does for other serious offenses, including homicide. “Most owners consider their pets to be family members,” Kevin Beckner, the Hillsborough County commissioner who pushed for the registry, said in a statement. "This Registry not only protects animals, but it can identify — and maybe even prevent — violence against humans, too.“ Above article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/09/13/animal-abusers-are-being-registered-like-sex-offenders-in-these-jurisdictions/?utm_term=.eea4e334fa7f >>> 11abc.com - By Nicole Carr and Greg Barnes  dated Thursday, January 28, 2016 HOKE COUNTY - NORTH CAROLINA  (WTVD) -- The owners of a Hoke County (NC) animal shelter are facing cruelty to animal charges. Hoke County (NC) Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin said Wednesday that a search warrant was served on The Haven-Friends for Life no-kill shelter following ongoing neglect concerns and complaints made by the public and other agencies. Hoke County (NC) officials and the ASPCA removed about 600 animals from The Haven animal shelter Wednesday morning. ASPCA workers started photographing and video-recording conditions at the shelter Wednesday morning minutes after sheriff's deputies served search warrants on the owners, Linden and Stephen Spears. An initial investigation revealed that at least four animals were in such bad shape that cruelty charges were filed against 67-year-old Stephen Joseph Spear and 59-year-old Linden Spear. "We've seen open wounds on animals, we've seen no water for the animals, we are seeing animals that seem to be malnourished," said Cpt. John Kivett of the Hoke County (NC) Sheriff's Office. The operation followed months of complaints. In fact, some of those troubled by their concerns about the Haven shelter started a Facebook page to protest the operation of the unlicensed facility. The pair, both of Raeford, were taken into custody and charged with three counts of felony possession of controlled substance and four counts of cruelty to animals. They were operating the 100-acre facility without a license for at least a decade. Their latest application for one was denied by the North Carolina Attorney General's office on Jan. 16. At its worst, the center was home to 1,000 animals. Officials said it's going to take several days to get the hundreds of animals off the property. "This'll be one of the largest, if not the largest, companion animal rescues the ASPCA has done," said Tim Rickey, VP Field Investigations for ASPCA. The ASPCA was called in by police to help assist in evaluating the animals, and more charges could be possible for the Spears. "There is different levels of neglect going on throughout the property," Rickey said. "And there are some situations that are quite severe." Wednesday, the ASPCA brought in trucks, and a mobile medical vehicle to examine and treat the animals. Humane Society and animal-rescue groups from across the East Coast, and from as far away as Hawaii have volunteered to help relocate many of the animals to temporary emergency shelters. Rickey said it could be several days before they wrap up the investigation and get all the animals off the property. The animals will not be available for immediate adoption. They will be put aside in temporary shelters for the time being, as they are considered evidence in a criminal case. The Spears are being held under $5,000 bond each. And, for now, they are not allowed back on the property. Not until all the animals are gone. Above Information Source: http://abc11.com/news/600-animals-seized-in-raid-at-hoke-co-rescue-center/1175939/                                                 Video Source: http://abc11.com/video/embed/?pid=1176864                *Note: The Hoke County Sheriff & the ASPCA seized close to 700 animals from the property* >>> The Port City Daily (newspaper) in Wilmington, North Carolina             wrote on August 3, 2017: NEW HANOVER COUNTY (Wilmington, North Carolina) — The 37 dogs rescued during an animal cruelty bust last month (July 2017) are in good homes, for now.The dogs were removed from the Fairford Road home of Anita Brown in July; Brown was arrested after a months-long investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and repeated warning from the Animal Services Unit to improve the living conditions for the dogs.Brown was arrested and charged with 37 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. She was later released on a $19,000 bond.“All of the dogs have been fostered out,” Augst said. “They’ll remain fostered until there is a disposition (final decision) in the case.”The dogs will remain in foster care, though they will serve as evidence in Brown’s trial. A court date not yet been set, according to Lieutenant Jason Augst, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office (in Wilmington, North Carolina).The trial judge will have the final say over the fate of the dogs.“What happens to the dogs after the trial will be up to the judge,” Augst said. “The judge will make a decision, whether the dogs stay in foster care or can be adopted out.”The judge could also potentially return the dogs to Brown, Augst said. Above Photo obtained from ASPCA's Exclusive Photos from their largest-companion-animal-rescue-ever in ASPCA's 150 year history, where nearly 700 animals were saved from severe neglect at the site of an unlicensed, 122-acre facility known as The Haven, in Raeford, North Carolina in Jan. 2016.

Anne Pagliaro
25,619 supporters
Fix our roads! #BSLStrong

To our citizens in Boiling Spring Lakes concerned about Hurricane Florence recovery and East Boiling Spring Road: I have heard from a dozen or more of your neighbors as of the end of last week that you are not satisfied with the progress on East Boiling Spring Road or other recovery efforts. I immediately contacted NCDOT and requested an update on the progress to date and a time frame for completion of a usable road there. I also visited your city manager on Monday, the first day the office was open after I became aware of the current issues. Monday, we examined the work site and spoke to the Barnhill foreman on the job. We also drove over the temporary roads at the two other breaks on East Boiling Spring Road. I learned several things. One is that of the ten breaks in roads inside BSL, seven have had a temporary or permanent fix. Second, I learned that the "Pine Lake " break, the one remaining on East Boiling Spring Road, is planned to be completed by January 15th, according to the foreman on the site. ( The NCDOT update, which is included in this email, gives a completion schedule of completion between January 5th and January 12.) In conversation with the city manager I was told that DOT gives him an update each Friday, and he puts the information on the town website. I was otherwise led to believe that there was no communication from the municipal leadership. As some of you may be aware, I observed the damage to several roads and streets in BSL the next week after Hurricane Florence. I also returned to a special meeting of your town council a couple of weeks later, where DOT laid out the plan to repair the only state road involved, East Boiling Spring Road. I believed that DOT would move forward with the most efficient manner. To learn that the citizens were not satisfied with the progress was relayed to me late last week. As far as the reaction of the General Assembly, we have responded faster for funding for municipal infrastructure than anyone can remember. Out of the S2 billion savings reserve ("Rainy Day Fund"), we have already set aside over $800 million in three bills since September. These funds can be used to match federal funds or construct infrastructure in municipalities, such as towns roads or dams in Boiling Spring Lakes or the storm water and sewer system in Southport. This fund was virtually nonexistent until we came into the General Assembly in 2011. The Division Engineer for our division, Division 3, Karen Collette, responded Monday to my weekend request for an update. Her response is below. Karen's position, Division Engineer, is the highest authority in the division, one of 14 DOT divisions in North Carolina. The next level of management is the Chief Engineer in Raleigh, then the Secretary of Transportation, then the Governor. Karen has always been responsive to us in Brunswick County, and had her research and response to me by late Monday. I plan to be in touch with your town leadership and others on the progress of these projects and the associated timelines. Best Regards, Representative Frank Iler District 17 - Brunswick County Response from Karen Collette, NC DOT Division Engineer This Hurricane Florence site is currently under construction for repair. The current plan involves excavating the damaged section to install 2 @ 96” CMP with appropriate headwalls, rebuilding the roadway, and repaving the section. The contractor working on this site is Barnhill Contracting Company. Some details are as follows: There have been significant utility conflicts with this site. The initial review noted 9 ATMC cables in conflict with the repair that needed to be relocated. The initial discussions began on 9/29 and the relocation was completed on 12/5. During subsequent excavation, we discovered 2 additional Time Warner Cables that had been previously unknown that we have been trying to work around. There were also 2 wooden power poles that have also been relocated for this project. The new pipes were delivered to the site on 11/26 and the bypass pipe was installed on 12/3 and they are hoping to install the pipe bedding material this week. Once this step is completed, the new pipe can be installed. The depth is approximately 20’ so it will require significant backfill once the pipe is set. We understand the contractor is planning to have a second crew on site tomorrow to assist and we are providing a bridge maintenance crew tomorrow as well to assist with putting the pipe together and any other logistical support needed. The weather has caused additional delays as the contractor has had to stop operations to prepare for the rain events and correct any erosion control issues afterward. Any additional significant rain events may delay operations as well. Provided we can set the pipe this week and continue backfilling operations next week, we anticipate the road may be opened by January 5th with an unpaved surface. Paving would be scheduled for the following week and anticipate it be completed by January 12th. If we are unable to get the pipe set, then these dates will likely be delayed by at least 1 week.

3 years ago