Union Avenue Utility Improvements

  1. Project Overview
  2. Project Update
  3. Project Photos
  4. Traffic Detours
  5. Neighborhood Meeting

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.

Contract 1

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.

Construction will resume the week of April 6, 2020. This season will focus on water improvements along 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.