A contractor with the Town of Vienna started working to replace the water main on Broadleaf Drive NE between Beulah Road and Holloway Court NE today (Monday).
E.E. Lyons Construction will install approximately 1,000 linear feet of eight-inch ductile iron pipe to update a water main that was originally constructed in the 1960s, according to Vienna water quality engineer Christine Horner.
The town says the project is expected to take about six weeks to complete. Traffic will be controlled during construction using flaggers.
The Vienna Town Council voted on Apr. 27 of last year to award $1 million to E.E. Lyons for water system improvements throughout the town, including the installation of a new water meter and repairs to aging infrastructure.
Carrying an estimated cost of $216,000, the Broadleaf Drive water main replacement is one of about 26 projects encompassed by the contract. According to the town, individual sites have been prioritized based on water main break data, and work is being conducted in coordination with other town projects.
Construction first started in August on Center Street S. from Maple Avenue to Locust Street, and it continued in different locations throughout the town during the fall.
The projects funds came from a 2020 capital improvements project bond.
A Town contractor began work today on replacing the water main on Broadleaf Drive NE from Beulah Road to Holloway Court NE. Work is expected to take about six weeks to complete. Traffic will be maintained using flaggers during construction. pic.twitter.com/L2KAPUOFMj
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