Downtown Water Main Work

New Water Main Schedule and Impacts to Court Street

The water main project has fallen about three months behind schedule as a result of weather, material delays, etc.

Over the recent weeks we have strongly advised changes to a proposed Water Main Schedule in an effort to limit impacts on the business community and sought to avoid having these issues during the Holiday Season. Due to the circumstances of the project, only partial success can be reported.

The water main project is currently impacting 9th to 11th Streets on the East side of Downtown along Court Street.

Around September 11th it is anticipated the project will jump to 4th Street and work from there to 7th Streets. This work will result in Court Street being completely shutdown to traffic and parking for significant amounts of time (~6 weeks) between 2nd and 7th Streets until October 31st. Traffic will be redirected to Ella and Market Streets during this time.

After that they will move to finish the work between 7th and 9th Streets from roughly November 1st to December 1st. This section will not see as long of closures but will be impacted.

The project will lastly move to Market Street impacting the area between 3rd and 6th Streets during the month of December.

This is not the news we hoped to share, nor was it something the City wanted. The timing is not great. The impacts are more severe than was in the original plan. We tried our best to find alternatives. The challenge is that this is a nearly 140 year old water main, the core of the downtown area is filled with many service lines and other underground infrastructure and it is past time for replacement.

More details, as provided by the City are available below.

City Letter to Affected Property Owners

Click to download a PFD version of the letter

Anticipated Project Schedule

Click to download a PFD version of the schedule

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