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 storm drains are approximately 100 years old, and in need of increased capacity to carry upstream flow and address flooding concerns.
The Union Avenue Utilities Improvement Project - Contract 1 work began in 2016 and was completed in May of 2018, which included water, sewer, and drain improvements between Main Street and Walnut Street.
The Contract 2 portion of the Union Avenue Utilities Improvement Project commenced in May 2018 and was completed in July 2019, which included water, sewer and/or drain improvements on:
- Union Avenue (between Walnut Street to Beech Street)
- Lincoln Street (between Union Avenue to Evergreen Street)
- Evergreen Street, Learned Street, Myrtle Street and Thurber Street
Union Avenue & PEarl Street
Construction is on hold until Spring 2020. Affected roadways will include Union Avenue between Beech Street and Proctor Street, and Pearl Street between Franklin Street and Lincoln Street.
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.
Union Ave. & Pearl St. construction is on hold until Spring 2020.
Starting the week of November 11, 2019
The following detour plan will be in effect
24 HOURS A DAY, Monday - Friday
- Southbound traffic will be detoured down Lincoln Street to Concord Street back onto Union Ave.
- Northbound travel only on Union between Proctor Street and Lincoln Street.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ALLOWED on Union Ave. (between Proctor and Beech Streets).
Periodic closures of the following side streets may include: Henry St., Lexington St., Proctor St., Pearl St., Sanger St., and William Welch Way. Side street closures may be in effect during working hours, 7 AM – 3:30 PM.
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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