Sewer line project between East A Street and East B Street begins June 21st

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TORRINGTON – The sanitary sewer main is scheduled to be replaced starting on June 21st, in the alley between East A Street and East B Street, from East 23rd Avenue to East 25th Avenue. 

The project will last approximately two weeks, according to Project Manager Mark Weis. During that time, access to the alley will be limited. The City of Torrington recommends residents in the area plan accordingly by moving vehicles or any other items they access from the alley. 

Sewer activity will not be stopped, but limiting the usage of washing machines, dishwashers and toilets is recommended. 

Dumpsters will be relocated to the avenues. 

The project consists of replacing the existing clay pipe with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe, according to Weis. Also being replaced are seven manholes, connecting 75 active sewer services. 

Later, two other areas will have the same replacements: the alley between West B Street and West A Street from West 23rd Avenue to West 25th Avenue, and the alley between West C Street and Haines Street, from West 17th Ave to Curtis Street. Construction dates have not been determined for those areas yet. 

The City of Torrington is working with Bivens Construction on the project, which costs $448,910. The contingency reserve is $51,090 for a project total of $500,000. 

Any questions can be directed to the City of Torrington by calling (307) 532-4815.

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