The major work completed last week was the installation of the large underground junction chamber at the intersection of Henley Street and Washington Street. This was the 2nd, and final, junction chamber installed as part of the project. The first was installed at the intersection of Henley Street and Lehigh Avenue. We thank you for your understanding while the intersection was closed for several days to accommodate the construction.
Also completed last week was the storm sewer along Lehigh Avenue from Henley Street to the northerly end of the street.
Last week also saw the start of the mass grading and excavation operations within the proposed detention pond south of Linneman Street behind the Glenview Methodist Church. The grading and excavation of this detention pond will take 1 to 2 months to complete.
Next week the contractor will continue moving west along Henley Street installing the new storm sewer and sanitary sewer at the same time between Washington Street and Lincoln Street.
The second underground utility crew will begin installing the 48-inch storm along Lehigh Avenue from Henley Street south to the proposed detention pond behind the Glenview Methodist Church. As schedules and work progress allows, the contractor will begin installing the new water main along Henley Street between Lehigh Avenue and Harlem Avenue. Residents will be notified prior to any scheduled water shut-downs.
As we have had in the past week, construction can be unpredictable. This is especially evident when it comes to your water service. The existing water main system is old; therefore, being replaced as part of the project. Unfortunately, during the construction, situations arise where the water main breaks or other malfunction occur which require the water main to be shut-off without prior notice. Should these instances occur, we will do our best to notify you as quickly as possible regarding water being shut-off and estimated time for repair. We appreciate your understanding in these situations.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding as the construction is well underway in your neighborhood.