Union Avenue Utility Improvements
The existing water mains are 60 to 130 years of age and are near the end of their useful life. Replacement is needed to ensure adequate fire protection and domestic water supply. The sewer pipes are also 50 to 100 years old, undersized, susceptible to high infiltration rates and frequently experience blockages.
The Union Avenue Utilities Improvement Project - Contract 1 work was completed in May of 2018, which included water, sewer, drainage and roadway improvements between Main Street and Walnut Street.
The Contract 2 portion of the Union Avenue Utilities Improvement Project commenced in May 2018. Contract 2 work was completed in July 2019, which included water, sewer, drainage and roadway improvements on:
- Union Avenue (from Walnut Street to Beech Street)
- Lincoln Street (from Union Avenue to Evergreen Street)
- Evergreen Street, Learned Street, Myrtle Street and Thurber Street
Construction for Contract 3 is expected to commence in early Fall 2019. Affected roadways will include Union Avenue between Beech Street and Proctor Street, and Pearl Street between Franklin Street and Lincoln Street. Work will include the removal of pavement and concrete road base, replacement of sewer and water pipes and services, and repaving.
Information regarding traffic detours will be updated as the project progresses. Access to all properties along the affected routes will be maintained via detour routes.
Contract 2 construction on Union Avenue is now complete.
Contract 3 is anticipated to begin in early Fall 2019.
Please check back for more information once Contract 3 begins.
In March 2019, City staff and consultants presented plans for upcoming improvements of water, sewer, and drainage systems, and repaving of Union Ave. between Walnut St. and Beech St. and in the hospital area (Thurber, Learned, Myrtle, Evergreen, and Lincoln Streets.).
Staff also presented planned improvements of water and sewer systems, and repaving of Union Ave. between Beech St. and Proctor St. and Pearl St. between Franklin St. and Lincoln St.
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