News Flash


Posted on: September 1, 2022


Construction will soon begin on Mt. Pleasant Avenue (from East Main St. to Haskell St.) to improve the service and reliability of the municipal water distribution and sanitary sewer systems. The project will involve the installation of new water and sewer mains on Mt. Pleasant Ave. by the City’s Contractor N. Granese & Sons, Inc. and their subcontractors.

The water work is scheduled to begin the week of September 5, 2022 and is anticipated to take 4 months to complete this phase. However, due to the upcoming winter months water work may be suspended from late November 2022 to Early April 2023. During the winter months the Contractor will install the new sewer main (weather dependent). The water work will require several short-term water service interruptions to all buildings within the neighborhood, but long-term water service interruptions will be avoided through the installation of temporary water bypass. In order to take the existing water distribution system out of service to allow new water pipe and valve installation, the contractor will install temporary water mains above the ground along the proposed route of construction. The temporary water mains will be installed, disinfected, and tested; then connected to each building or side street pipe abutting the limits of water bypass. Following completion of the water main installation in the street, the buildings will be reconnected to the buried water main in the street and the temporary water mains will be removed.

On the days when construction is ongoing, it is important not to have any cars parked in the roadway between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. “No Parking” signs will be posted in advance of construction and parking restrictions will remain in effect until construction is complete for that day. You will have access to your driveway and may park on the street after work hours; however, as the project progresses, certain activities may require limited access or parking, on those occasions you will be given advanced notice if you are to be affected.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may incur during this process. The City appreciates your patience and forbearance during this important project. We feel that your cooperation will make this project a success. 

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