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 on the Union Avenue and Pearl Street portion of the Union Avenue utilities improvement effort commenced in September of 2019 focusing on water and sewer improvements on Union Avenue between Beech Street and Proctor Street and sewer improvements on Pearl Street between Franklin Street and Lincoln Street. Construction activities ceased in early December 2019 for the winter season.
The Union Avenue and Pearl Street Utilities project resumed in April 2020 focusing on water improvements along Pearl Street between Franklin Street and Lincoln Street. Crews will be demobilizing and completing punch list tasks in June 2020.
Crews will return in Fall 2020 for final pavement restoration along Union Avenue between Beech Street and Proctor Street, Proctor Street between Union Avenue and Franklin Street, Pearl Street between Lincoln Street and Franklin Street, and Lincoln Street between Union Avenue and Evergreen Street.
Construction crews will begin demobilizing and completing punch list tasks. No detours will be in effect for this project once crews have demobilized.
Final pavement restoration will occur in Fall 2020.
No detours will be in effect for this project for the foreseeable future.
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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