Union Avenue Utility Improvements
The water mains were 60 to 130 years of age and near the end of their useful life. Replacement is needed to ensure adequate fire protection and domestic water supply. The sewer pipes were also 50 to 100 years old, undersized, susceptible to high infiltration rates and frequently experience blockages. The storm drains were approximately 100 years old, and in need of increased capacity to carry upstream flow and address flooding concerns. The utility project was broken into separate contracts or phases. The purpose of this project was to provide water, sewer, and drainage upgrades in anticipation of the Union Avenue Roadway Improvements Project.
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, water and sewer improvements on Pearl Street between Franklin Street and Lincoln Street, and sewer improvements on Proctor Street between Franklin Street and Union Avenue.
Final pavement restoration along Union Avenue between Beech Street and Proctor Street, Pearl Street between Lincoln Street and Franklin Street, and Lincoln Street between Union Avenue and Evergreen Street was completed in October 2020.
The project is now completed!
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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