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WPU OKs water reconstruction projects

WORTHINGTON -- The Water & Light Commission approved plans Monday to reconstruct water and sewer segments. Once the weather warms, Worthington Public Utilities will have iron pipe replaced with PVC pipe under West Lake Avenue from Pershing Bo...

WORTHINGTON - The Water & Light Commission approved plans Monday to reconstruct water and sewer segments.

 

Once the weather warms, Worthington Public Utilities will have iron pipe replaced with PVC pipe under West Lake Avenue from Pershing Boulevard to Liberty Drive, and under Oxford Street from Smith Avenue to 180 feet west, at an estimated cost of $558,000.

 

West Lake Avenue will be closed to through traffic during construction; the detour could last more than two months. Work will be completed by Aug. 31, said City Engineer Dwayne Haffield.

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Water work on Oxford Street will take about three weeks. The southerly eastbound lane will be closed during work.

 

WPU will also reconstruct sanitary sewer in the alley between Grand Avenue and Omaha Avenue north of Okabena Street at an estimated cost of $103,610. The northbound lane on Grand Avenue will be closed for a few days during construction, Haffield said.

 

Bids for the projects will be received May 3 and considered by the commission May 7.

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