Happy Sunny Friday! Let’s hope the predicted $#@W doesn’t pile up too high tomorrow!

Work that took place this week: removal of curb and gutter, driveway approaches, sidewalk ramps and some sidewalk on the north side of the street. Installation of a dewatering system in preparation of water main installation. Relocation of numerous gas services in preparation of the dewatering and the new water main installation. Removals of storm sewer structures and pipes on the north side of the road. Dewatering (temporary, localized lowering of the water table) will likely begin at the end of the day today. Water main pipe was delivered to the construction yard. We do not expect any work to take place, Saturday, April 27, but Saturday work is very likely later in the project.

Here is what to expect next week, the week of April 29, 2019:

More trenching of temporary dewatering pipe to be installed
Water main will be strung out for installation through the project
Water main will begin being installed from McCracken to the east. There may be multiple crews installing pipe at the same time. As mentioned, we do anticipate some Saturday work.
With the water main work, we do not expect any interruptions to your water service until the pipe is installed from end to end. The water main installation will take several weeks to complete. Then it is tested to ensure the water in the pipe is safe and the pipe does not leak. After the testing is complete, there will be a planned interruption of water service (we will give you at least one day advance notice) of about 4-6 hours to tie in one end of the new water main. Then the Contractor will go through and replace each individual water service from inside the building to the new water main. When this happens, there will be an interruption of about an hour. Again, we will give you as much notice as possible and an adult will need to be present at that time to provide access to the connection point inside the building. We will provide more detailed information on that process when we get closer. There will be a 2nd planned interruption of about 4-6 hours to tie in the other side of the new water main so it is looped from both directions and the old water main will be taken out of service.

Below is a photo of the trenching equipment that installed the dewatering pipe: