Work begins on Urbana’s water, sanitary sewer replacement project

Work has started on a $1.7 million dollar project to replace water and sanitary sewer systems in Urbana. FILE

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Work has started on a $1.7 million dollar project to replace water and sanitary sewer systems in Urbana. FILE

Work has started on a $1.7 million dollar project to replace water and sanitary sewer systems in Urbana.

M&T Excavating LLC and its subcontractors started work this week on Urbana’s Phase 2A Water & Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project, according to a release from the city.

The project will:

  • Replace the existing sanitary sewer main and laterals on Scioto Street between Jefferson Avenue and the U.S. 36/state Route 29 intersection near Berwick Drive/Bon Air Drive
  • Replace deteriorating water mains on Scioto Street between Jefferson Avenue and Berwick Drive, Crescent Drive, Finch Street and Ames Avenue
  • Replace water main service lines from the main to the curb stop, fire hydrants and valves
  • Repair trenches and complete other restoration work
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The construction project is under contract for $1,730.90.59. Urbana obtained $1,398.489.79 in low interest funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the water portion and $331,600.80 from the Ohio Water Development Authority for the sanitary sewer portion.

Between Nov. 13 and June 26, 2021, the contractor will complete the water main installation work on Crescent Drive, Ames Avenue and Finch Street, and replace the sidewalk, curb and gutter on Crescent Drive.

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The project will be completed in two phases with work on Scioto Street to be completed on or before Nov. 13, and the work on Crescent Drive, Ames Avenue and Finch Street to be completed by the summer of 2021.

Throughout the project: two-way traffic will be maintained on Scioto Street through a series of phased traffic control plans, which will temporarily modify traffic signals, and Scioto Street will also continue to have a center two-way left turn lane throughout most of the project phases, the release stated. Throughout the work on Crescent Drive, Ames Avenue and Finch Street, signs and barricades will be placed as needed.

Scioto Street is also scheduled for complete resurfacing in the summer of 2021 under a separate ODOT Urbana Resurfacing Program, and the complete resurfacing of Crescent Drive and Ames Avenue will be undertaken under a separate city contract later in 2021.

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