"The obscure we see eventually. The completely apparent takes a little longer." - Edward R. Murrow
Attention Town Residents and Business Owners
Re: Spring Street Water Sewer Main Replacement Project - First Street to Front Street
The Town is notifying residents and businesses that the water and sewer mains under Spring Street between First Street and Front Street will be replaced between January 27th and March of 2014.
The infrastructure in Spring Street is aging and fragile. The Town’s motivation is to prevent another occurrence similar to the water main break in September 2012. The Town reacted to that emergency by replacing the broken line under a portion of Spring Street with a new water main instead of simply mending the break. The end result was a success, but the project was disruptive to many.
Unlike the emergency repairs last year, the Town has the luxury of planning and will use this opportunity to replace sewer mains, in addition to water mains, and make other improvements while this portion of Spring Street is open. Our intent is to take care of as many known deficiencies so we do not have to reopen this portion of roadway any time soon.
The Town has contracted with Richard Lawson Construction to make these repairs. Work is anticipated to last approximately six to eight weeks provided that there are no significant delays due to weather.
Construction is currently planned to occur at night between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM the first three weeks of mobilization. The area will usually be cleaned and parking reestablished daily so that business is disrupted as little as possible. Expect noise associated with the operation of equipment.
The Town is sensitive to the business community and has issued a suspension of all work scheduled between 6:00 PM on February 14th through 6:00 PM on February 17th in anticipation of the holiday weekend (Valentine’s and Presidents’ Days).
After the third week of work, evening work should be complete and daytime construction will occur between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM for the duration of the Project. Expect random street closures and detouring of vehicles.
Additional storm water protections, managed by the Town, will restrict muddy water from entering storm drains. 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.
A Project Manager will be on-site at all times to address any issues or concerns. Additionally, you may contact the Town Public Works Department at 378-2154 with any questions or comments regarding these improvements. Thank you in advance for your patience as we make these necessary improvements.
Public Works Director
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