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Two weeks to go for sewer project

The sewer lining project that’s slowed traffic through Fountain Square in downtown Evanston for the past few weeks is scheduled to meet a major milestone today.

The sewer lining project that’s slowed traffic through Fountain Square in downtown Evanston for the past few weeks is scheduled to meet a major milestone today.

Lara Biggs, assistant superintendent of the city’s water and sewer division, says the contractor, Kenny Construction Company, is scheduled today to finish the work of installing cured-in-place pipe lining in the 7-foot-6 inch brick sewer line that runs under Orrington Avenue.

Next week, Biggs says, the work on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District sewer will shift to restoring manholes and removing the sump pits built to redirect the sewer flow while the lines being worked on were out of service. There’ll still be lane closures next week and into the following week when they’ll be repaving the sections of roadway torn up for the work.

The deadline for completing the project is June 25, in time to have the streets clear for the Fountain Square Arts Festival June 26 and 27.

The work is designed to extend the useful life of the sewer that was installed in the 1920s.

 

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