Project Manager Dennis Emond, of D.F. Prey, says construction at the CVS building is moving right along and on schedule.
He said the roof is nearly finished, the plywood is almost up and brickwork around the side of the building has begun.
The crew encountered an unexpected obstacle when they came across the main gas line on Route 12 last week, he said. It was in the way of the overflow drainage pipes they were installing. Emond said they decided to use three smaller pipes and run them above the main and the schedule wasn't delayed as a result of the change.
Emond said that initial site work is usually the most challenging part of building a new CVS – they had to blast parts of a rock ledge to build the CVS in Norwich – but the Gales Ferry property is one of the easiest pieces of property he has worked with.
"It's flat and the materials are easy to work with," he said.
He plans to turn the building over to CVS on August 27 to stock the shelves, etc.