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Posted on: September 1, 2022

West Main Update 9/1/2022

Construction operations have reached the Ridge Avenue and Main Street intersection.   

The contractor continues to work 4 10-hour days, Monday through Thursday, to allow for easier through traffic on Fridays.  Drivers will experience minor delays as materials and equipment are moving through the construction zone during these active periods. 

This week’s focus remained on repairing and replacing antiquated underground storm sewers. The poor condition of the storm sewers, pictured here, can cause unexpected construction delays, as the contractors must repair any unanticipated issues before completing surface improvement work. All attempts are being made to resolve these problems ASAP and keep the construction operations moving.  

The new system now being installed will use the latest, best materials and construction methods, improving efficiency. This week, contractors installed 400 feet of new storm sewer pipes.  

A difficult aspect of this work is that there are many new and old utility lines in Main Street, some of which have only been discovered upon excavation. New work must accommodate existing gas, water, electric, and sanitary sewer lines. For example, the 4” gas line pictured here had to be relocated up and over the new storm sewer line.  This type of operation requires quick action and coordination between, the City of Troy, the contractor and the utility companies.

The work for the coming week, 9/6/22 – 9/9/22, aims to finish the new drainage system on the north side of Main Street from Penn Rd. and Ridge Ave.  The pavement will be repaired in this section and the intersection at Ridge Avenue and Main Street is scheduled to be reopened on Friday, 9/9/22.

The patience and understanding of the public, businesses and property owners is very much appreciated.


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