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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Emergency Construction Update: Water Main Leak – E. State Street

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Emergency Construction Update- Water Main Leak Repair E. State Street

PROJECT NAME: Emergency Water Main Leak – E. State Street  

PROJECT LOCATION: 500 Block of E. State Street   

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Repair leak and install shut off valves in vicinity of Schuyler Pl and State and at the intersection of Quarry and State.    

PROJECT GOAL: Reactive maintenance  

PROJECT START DATE & TIME:  Immediately Thursday May 25, 2023  

SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATES: 7:00am Friday, May 26, 2023  

LOCAL IMPACTS: Work will begin to saw cut and excavate in the vicinity of Schuler and State and Quarry and State this morning.  At around 7:00pm this evening, water service outages in the 400 and 500 block of State Street, all of Schuyler Place, 140 Seneca Way and the Boiler Works Apartments will occur and will last until roughly 3:00am.  The entire flats area of the City may experience pressure fluctuations or cloudy or turbid water during this time as well.    

RECOMMENDED DETOURS: A traffic detour is already in place under the general E. State Street paving work that is currently being performed. Traffic is reduced to one lane at present.  

For additional information contact: Scott Gibson, Nick Thomas, Rodney Vaow or James Lauper DPW, Water & Sewer Division 607.272.1717

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