Old Main to close for sewer project
Old Main Street will be closed from Southeast 10th to 12th Street beginning Monday, Sept. 30 as a sanitary sewer line upsizing project begins.
The contractor, Nowak Construction, will be reaming out and enlarging the sewer line that runs down the middle of Old Main. Much of the work will occur underground, but sanitary sewer service line connections to the main will have to be dug up and reconnected to the new pipe.
Discharge to the sewer main will continue through construction, and residents should not see any disruption in service.
Residents in the affected blocks will have to park on side streets and walk in. On trash/recycle collection days, residents should put out containers as usual and City crews will walk in to collect materials.
In phase 1, families will need to access South Breeze Elementary and Newton Bible Christian School from the east on Southeast 10th. They can then exit northbound on Old Main or back eastbound on 10th.
In the second phase of the project, expected to begin around Oct. 22, Old Main will be closed between Southeast 10th and Eighth Streets. Traffic flow on Old Main will be southbound only from Southeast 10th.
In phase 3, estimated to begin Nov. 13, Old Main will be closed from 8th Street to the Slate Creek Bridge.
Sewer service excavations will be done along the edge of the street and temporarily patched with gravel material to allow for traffic. Permanent pavement repairs will be made by the sub-contractor, Cornejo & Sons, at the end of the project.
The project is expected to be complete by December, weather permitting.
Enlarging the sewer line, which is currently at capacity, will improve flows and allow for additional in-fill development on the south side of the city.