Main Street Waterline Project
The Village has received word from its contractor, Buckeye Excavating that initial work on the replacement of the Main Street waterline will begin next Monday March 20, 2017. This project is being funded by a grant the village received from the Ohio Public Works Commission in the amount of $289,951 so it will not affect citizen’s water & sewer rates.
Buckeye Excavating intends to begin work on Monday March 20, 2017. Work will begin at the intersection of Broadway & Main Streets and parking will be prohibited on Main Street between Broadway and the alley located just north of 124 N. Main Street this first week March 20-25, 2017. It is the intention of the contractor to keep the western-most lane of Main Street open for traffic but semi-trucks will be re-routed through the village via a detour. Downtown water service should not be interrupted until the new waterline is set to go live and we will update the businesses as to when that will be. Even then water service should only be down for a few hours.
Replacing the existing Main Street waterline between State Street and Broadway Street is the first phase in a planned Four Phase Revitalization of our downtown area. The second phase will replace the Main Street waterline between Broadway Street and Walnut Street. Phase Three will see the installation of new sidewalks, curbs, catch basins and street lighting downtown and finally Phase Four will re-pave Main Street between State Street and Walnut Street.
The Downtown Revitalization will enhance the aesthetics of our community and should encourage business to locate in the downtown area. This is a project that Village Council has been hoping to bring to fruition for more than a decade now. As with any major reconstruction project there are going to be some inconveniences to our residents and downtown business owners. There will be weeks that parking will be unavailable in the downtown block and there may be limited water service interruptions. It is the intention of the village and contractors to limit the disruptions as much as possible but please be aware they are possible.
This is an exciting project for our village residents as our downtown will finally receive some much needed TLC. Thank you for your understanding while this project is completed. Please contact us at the village office with any questions you may have.