Officials make announcement on 1st Avenue water main replacement project

Officials make announcement on 1st Avenue water main replacement project

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - We’re learning more about a big construction project set to start in Evansville.

Officials say it involves replacing $8 million worth of water mains on First Avenue.

The project will replace approximately 7,400 feet of new 36″ water main and an additional 1,000 feet of smaller diameter ancillary water mains on First Avenue between Morgan Avenue and Colonial Avenue, and within the railroad corridor west of First Avenue, near Morgan Avenue.

The goal is to increase the water supply to the northern area of the distribution system and provide local improvements with numerous water service, valve and fire hydrant replacements within the immediate project area.

Lane closures along First Avenue are expected in conjunction with cross traffic turning restrictions. Emergency access and local property access is planned to be maintained during construction.

Work on the First Avenue Water Main Replacement is scheduled to begin this month.

The overall project is currently planned to be constructed working on areas south of Diamond Avenue from February to June and areas north of Diamond Avenue from June until January of 2022.

You can watch the full announcement here:

Full announcement: Officials give details on 1st Avenue water main replacement project

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