Tweaks to water services provided by the City of Moscow started Feb. 12 as part of a Main Street overhaul scheduled for the summer.
Tyler Palmer, Moscow streets and fleet manager, said the project will begin by fixing Main Street’s water system, which provides water to 44 businesses and apartments. He said this will require water services to these buildings to temporarily be shut off during repairs.
“Interruption of water service will be really brief,” Palmer said. “It should only be like a half an hour.”
Palmer said the amount of road that will be worked on will depend on bids for the project. He said the project will definitely stretch from Sixth Street to Third Street and depending on the bids, may continue north to Second or A Street.
“What we are doing here is preventative maintenance,” Palmer said.
Palmer said the main point of the repairs is to keep up on repairs of the streets so they don’t get seriously damaged. He said by doing this the pavement will be nicer and last longer.
Palmer said phase two of the project will take place during summer, where Main Street will be closed to traffic for an estimated five days.
“We are going to try and do this without being terribly intrusive,” Palmer said.
Palmer said phase two consists of the top two inches of asphalt on Main Street being removed and replaced. He said phase three of the project will take place during late July or early August, where a geotextile fabric will be applied to prevent future damages to the pavement.
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