City contractors started curb and sidewalk replacement on Tuesday, July 17, this work is expected to be complete by Monday, July 23. Pending water sample results, contractors will start surface grading late week of July 23 in preparation for asphalt. Water interruption is expected within the next few weeks, those businesses affected will be notified.
De-watering is continuing in the area between Center Street and Walnut Street and is anticipated to continue for approximately one week due to the presence of heavy ground water. The contractor has removed sidewalk on the west side of N. First Street and on the south side of Cedar and Center Street in preparation for the installation of new five-foot sidewalks as part of the N. Second Street reconstruction project. Major street work is expected to recommence the week of July 23.
July 6, 2018
The City’s contractor has completed the installation of new water main and valves from N. First Street to N. Second Street and water mains are currently being pressure tested. After the pressure testing passes, the new lines will be chlorinated and bacteria tested the week of July 9. A majority of curb has been removed on Cedar Street and street rebuilding has been initiated in that area. Progress has slowed after the contractor ran into heavy ground water when trying to install the new sanitary sewer line in the area between Center Street and Walnut Street. De-watering will take place in the area and is expected to take approximately two weeks - there will be little work completed during this time.
June 29, 2018
The City’s contractor has completed installation of new sanitary sewer on Cedar Street from N. First Street to Center Street and water main tie-ins have been completed along N. First Street. New water mains are anticipated be installed along Cedar Street to Center Street by the end of the day Saturday, June 30 and will require testing the week of July 2 for the work conducted. The contractor will work to rebuild N. First Street the week of July 2 to allow the intersection of N. First Street and Cedar Street to be re-opened to traffic and phase two of the project is then anticipated to begin. Phase two consists of closing the southbound side of N. Second Street with traffic to be maintained on northbound N. Second Street. Traffic will be unable to travel south on N. Second Street.
June 27, 2018
As the City's contractor begins work on the water main tie-ins for the N. Second Street reconstruction project, water service will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, June 28 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., barring any unforeseen circumstances, for properties located along N. First Street, N. Second Street from Cedar Street to Walnut Street, and Walnut Street from N. Second Street to N. First Street. City staff has delivered notices to all affected users.
June 22, 2018
The City’s contractor has installed new sanitary sewer on N. First Street from Millpond Lane to Cedar Street and has placed a new sanitary sewer manhole at the intersection of N. First Street and Cedar Street. New road base has been installed and traffic will be open from N. First Street to Cedar Street only. Road closures on N. Second Street are still in effect from Cedar Street to Walnut Street and will remain closed for approximately five days. The City’s contractor will then come back the following week to perform the water line tie-in and N. First Street will be closed from Millpond Lane to Walnut Street. The water line tie-in will be completed at this time to reduce the amount of closures later in the summer.
June 15, 2018
N. First Street and N. Second Street from Millpond Lane to Walnut Street will be closed on
Monday, June 18, 2018 beginning at 5:00 a.m. to perform utility upgrades to the water main and sanitary sewer, and to perform pavement replacement as part of the N. Second Street utility and street reconstruction project.
During the closure, access to the public parking area north of business located on Main Street will be available from Millpond Lane later in the morning as access to Millpond Lane will be unavailable for a short duration during construction. Additionally, access to the public parking lot at the intersection of N. First Street and Cedar Street will be available from Walnut Street and the north side of N. First Street where the existing berm will be removed for access.
During phase two of the project, the contractor, Fonson Company, Inc. will begin work at the intersection of Cross Street and N. Second Street which will require closures on the southbound side of N. Second Street. Traffic will be maintained on northbound N. Second Street. Traffic will be unable to travel south on N. Second Street.
During phase three, the contractor is expected to shift traffic to the southbound side of N. Second Street so utility and street improvements can begin on the east side of N. Second Street. Residential and business access will be maintained at all times throughout construction.
Construction updates will be provided on this page and the City's social media accounts as the project progresses.
The approximately $2.2 million project is funded by both the City of Brighton and the City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority. The City’s Utility Reserves Fund has provided the funding for the utility work and the City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority has provided the funding for the street and related infrastructure work.
The project includes:
- The replacement of sanitary sewer lines and water mains
- Concrete curb and gutter replacement
- Resurfacing of N. Second Street from Cross Street to Millpond Lane
- New five foot sidewalks on each side of N. Second Street
Construction is anticipated to conclude in late fall. Some minor restoration of lawn areas that is not completed in the 2018 growing season will be completed in early spring of 2019.