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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Construction Update: College Ave Sewer Replacement Project, Phase 1

Construction Update: College Ave Sewer Replacement Project, Phase 1

PROJECT NAME: College Avenue – Sewer Replacement (Phase 1)

PROJECT LOCATION: Intersection of College Ave/Mitchell Street to Bool Street

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Water & Sewer Replacement

PROJECT GOAL: Upgrade services in Collegetown.    

PROJECT START DATE & TIME:  Monday June 17, 2019


LOCAL IMPACTS: College Ave from Mitchell Street to Bool Street will be closed to thru traffic for the duration of the work.  Over the next four weeks, the existing sewer main will be replaced.  As the sewer crew moves into Phase 2 (Bool St to Catherine St), a second crew will start replacing the water main in the same stretch of roadway.  Once the water crew is complete, City Streets and Facilities crews will pave. 

RECOMMENDED DETOURS: Southbound traffic on College Ave heading from Dryden Road, can utilize Catherine, Cook, or Bool Streets to circumvent the work, but will not be permitted thru on College to Mitchell Street.  Local delivery trucks will be accommodated thru the work zone in coordinated efforts with City crews.  Traffic heading northeast on Mitchell Street, intending to head north on College Ave will be directed onto Linden Ave. Traffic heading southwest on Mitchell Street will be directed west onto East State Street and then north onto Eddy Street. 

For additional information contact: Erik Whitney, Don Corwin or Scott Gibson, DPW, Water & Sewer Division (607) 272-1717