End of November seen to finish water-main replacement on North Chestnut
The project, which has required lane restrictions and occasional road closures, involves replacing an old cast-iron pipe with a new PVC pipe, according to Steve Berry of Springs Utilities.
Initial plans had tentatively scheduled an October finish, but “weather set us back a couple of times, he said. “This stretch of pipe was a prior cause for repeated main breaks in the area, so it was a key area of focus for replacement.”
The two-phase project has required digging into the roadway on Garden of the Gods Road, between Fire Station 9 and Chestnut Street and on Chestnut Street, between Popes Bluff Trail and Holland Park Drive. The current work - considered Phase 2 - is along Chestnut, Berry said.
Utilities had announced at the outset that the work was likely to cause “periodic and temporary interruptions" in water service.
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