On December 4th, construction crews will begin staging construction equipment and pipe materials along Taylor Avenue, from 29th Street to 32nd Street. On December 7th, crews will begin roadway excavation to replace old water lines that are critical to the city’s water infrastructure. However, the construction work will be suspended from December 18th until January 4th for the Holidays. The contractor will handle all snow removal during this time. The following is additional information about the project and answers to common questions.
Project Duration: December through May 2021
The contractor will move locations throughout the duration of the project (dotted line on the map). The main water line will be placed during the winter months and excavation will occur in the middle to the east side of the road. Property water line connections will happen in March. Taylor Avenue will be completely repaved beginning in mid April. Residents can expect noise, dust, and vibration. Trenches cannot be paved until April, so they will be filled and topped with gravel until then. Garbage services will remain the same during construction.
Street closures and detours will occur throughout construction, but residents will still be given local access. Please use posted detour routes and drive slowly through work zones for local access. The contractor will work with each resident to provide access to their property as driveway accesses could be temporarily disrupted when water services are connected in the spring.
Property owners will be given notices prior to service shutoff. However, emergency water shutoffs may occur during construction because of badly aged pipe and valves. If a shutoff occurs, water service will typically be restored between 2 to 4 hours. If water is discolored when restored, run cold water in tub or sink until clean. Water line service will be replaced to your meter. The water line from the meter to your house is your responsibility. It is recommended that you replace your water service line if it is old galvanized pipe. Additional information about water line services will be provided to you in January.
For the quickest response to questions or comments concerning the project, please contact Bryan Hansen, the project’s public information manager.
Public Information Manager, Engineering