Contractor: Route 230 project right on schedule

Despite some bad weather conditions the past few weeks, work on the state Route 230/Main Street infrastructure improvements remains right on schedule.

Crews yesterday wrapped up work on what plans refer to as Stage 1B of the $2.5 million project and moved on to Stage 1C, which involves replacing or rehabilitating the sanitary sewer and water mains between Adelia Street and the east side of the Mid-Town Plaza entranceway. Associated service laterals are also being replaced.

The shift in the work area does not impact the current detour routes. It will, however, result in the closing of the intersection of Adelia and East Main streets. Stage 1C is expected to last two weeks, but it is possible the intersection will reopen sooner, a spokesperson for project contractor Doli Construction said.

“If we can get the intersection reopened while we complete work the work outside of the intersection, we will try to,” said Steve Johnston, of Doli. “We won’t know if that is possible until we do some testing. We need to dig some test pits to determine what size the current lines in that area are.”

Once the size of the lines there has been determined, Doli will be able to order parts. The sanitary sewer lines in many sections of the project are being rehabilitated by using a cured-in-place resin lining that creates a new, seamless, jointless and corrosion resistant new pipe inside of the deteriorated old main. The resin lining has an expected lifespan of more than 50 years.

The entrance to the Mid-Town Plaza will remain open throughout the project. A new valve was inserted in the water main in that vicinity that allows crews to isolate sections of the main on either side of the entrance, avoiding the need to close the entire entrance to work on a longer section of pipe.

Work on the project began east of Hoffer Street and is moving west in five stages. Trucks and most through traffic will be detoured using state Route 283. Local traffic detours will shift with each stage of the project.


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