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Attention Town Residents and Business Owners
Re: Spring Street Water Sewer Main Replacement Project - First Street to Front StreetThe Town is notifying residents and businesses that portions of the water and sewer main in Spring Street from First Street to Front Street will be replaced January through March 2014.
The infrastructure in Spring Street is aging and fragile. Town’s motivation is to prevent another occurrence like the major water main break in September 2012. The Town reacted to that emergency by replacing the broken line on Spring Street with new water main from First to Second Street instead of simply mending the break. The end result was a success, but to all of our dismay, the project was disruptive to many and some were concerned that muddy water was allowed to enter storm drains.Unlike the emergency repairs last year, the Town has the luxury of planning and will use this opportunity to also replace sewer mains and make other improvements while this portion of Spring Street is open. Our intent is to take care of as many known deficiencies as we can so that we do not have to reopen this portion of roadway any time soon.
Depending upon the cost and response from contractors, construction is currently planned to take place at night between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM. The area would be cleaned and parking reestablished daily so that business will be disrupted as little as possible. Additional storm water and dewatering provisions, actively managed by the Town, will continue to restrict muddy water from entering storm drains. These improvements are estimated to take approximately sixty (60) days.
Due to the timing of the project and possible freezing conditions, a temporary surface may be installed to patch the existing asphalt after linework is completed. Final paving of the project area will occur in the spring to ensure the highest quality surface.You may contact the Town Public Works at 378-2154 with any questions or comments regarding these improvements.
Public Works Director
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