Completing the new drainage project on Cottage Street has proven to be a greater challenge than anticipated. Necessary utility relocations have been more complex than anticipated and caused delays. These have included lowering water services, raising natural gas services, moving electrical service, and now adjusting sewer services.
Although the change from a 12” pipe to a 24” pipe does not sound extreme; the larger pipe occupies about four times the space of the smaller pipe, requiring an enlarged corridor under the street.
We’re getting close to completion and anticipate finishing construction and returning to normal traffic operations at the end of next week.
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