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Monday, April 16, 2018

Work begins on water and wastewater lines on Broadway
Newport Utilities(NU) Water Works crews have begun the work of replacing aging water and sewer infrastructure along Broadway in Newport. Over the last two weeks, crews have staged supplies and equipment that will be needed for the project; permits and traffic plans were approved, and traffic signs and barricades were ordered. On Thursday crews began cutting concrete in preparation for required access to manholes, pipes, and fittings. NU Spokesperson Sharon Kyser says NU water crews plan to begin work today on Woodlawn Avenue. The construction schedule calls for Woodlawn Avenue to be closed from Main Street to Broadway. Side streets at both east and west ends of the closed areas will be open as alternate routes. Woodlawn will be closed through April 20. When work is completed on Woodlawn, crews will begin working on Broadway. Broadway will be closed between Woodlawn and Jefferson Avenue beginning April 23 through May 11 and between Jefferson and White Oak Avenues from May 11 through June 1. All construction schedules are subject to change depending on weather and other uncontrollable variables. The completed water project will include approximately one mile of new 12" ductile iron pipe, all new water lines connecting to side streets, new fire hydrants, and new service connections. The replacements will result in a vast improvement in the water flow to fire hydrants. The wastewater project, which will be done simultaneously, calls for replacing 6" clay pipes with 8" PVC and installing all new connections to sewer lines on side streets.


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