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Work begins on LaFayette’s CDBG water line project

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Work has officially started on a major water line upgrade in the city of LaFayette. Last week, Ballard Construction began laying 8-inch PVC pipe on the Highway 50 bypass, as part of the first phase of the project. In total, the project will include the installation of new water lines at dead-end portions and looping them back to existing pipes to improve water flow. The project will also replace approximately 2,000 feet of cast-iron pipes with PVC pipes on 1st Ave. NW and change the connection for houses on Alabama Ave. from the old cast-iron pipes to an existing PVC water main already in the area. The current work on the bypass is looping a dead-end point at the LaFayette Industrial Park. An 18-inch steel casing is also being placed under the bypass to at the Industrial Park to support the connection. The new loop will also allow access to the Huguley water lines in case of an emergency. As of Tuesday, over 3,000 feet of piping has been laid. After the bypass loop is complete, work will progress to Hospital Street and 2nd Ave. SW, then to Alabama Ave. W and 1st Ave. NW, and will finish on 1st SE on the East side of the courthouse. The anticipated timetable on the project is 126 days. City officials and project crews are working to ensure minimal disruption in water service, though some water discoloration due to sediment flow could occur. This project was made possible thanks to a Community Development Block Grant and funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Work has officially started on a major water line upgrade in the city of LaFayette. Last week, Ballard Construction began laying 8-inch PVC pipe on the Highway 50 bypass, as part of the first phase of the project. In total, the project will include the installation of new water lines at dead-end portions and looping them back to existing pipes to improve water flow. The project will also replace approximately 2,000 feet of cast-iron pipes with PVC pipes on 1st Ave. NW and change the connection for houses on Alabama Ave. from the old cast-iron pipes to an existing PVC water main already in the area. The current work on the bypass is looping a dead-end point at the LaFayette Industrial Park. An 18-inch steel casing is also being placed under the bypass to at the Industrial Park to support the connection. The new loop will also allow access to the Huguley water lines in case of an emergency. As of Tuesday, over 3,000 feet of piping has been laid. After the bypass loop is complete, work will progress to Hospital Street and 2nd Ave. SW, then to Alabama Ave. W and 1st Ave. NW, and will finish on 1st SE on the East side of the courthouse. The anticipated timetable on the project is 126 days. City officials and project crews are working to ensure minimal disruption in water service, though some water discoloration due to sediment flow could occur. This project was made possible thanks to a Community Development Block Grant and funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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