Work is now underway on all three major constructions projects planned for the Village of Swanton this summer. There are two separate projects on Church Street and a bridge replacement on West Garfield Avenue.
The bridge project had some delays, but has now begun. The road stayed open a bit longer than originally denoted on a sign near the site as work was done on waterline relocation, according to Village Administrator Rosanna Hoelzle.
Some village residents were without water for a time on Wednesday afternoon due to the relocation.
“Things are still rolling along after the delay due to the utilities,” said Hoelzle.
Work is well underway on both a sewer separation and road reconstruction project on Church Street. The street is closed to through traffic between Lincoln and Hallett avenues.
From Lincoln Avenue to east of Crestwood Drive, new curbs and gutters have been installed. The street will be lower than prior to construction with a slope from the sidewalk combining with the curbs and gutters to improve drainage.
It is expected that laying of new pavement will begin this week.
Space for a new sidewalk on Crestwood Drive between Church Street and Swanton Elementary School has also been dug.
Work on this portion of Church Street is expected to be completed before school starts on Aug. 21, according to Hoelzle.
New sewer lines have been installed from Hallett Avenue to near Scottdel on Church Street as part of the sewer separation project. Having separate sanitary and storm sewers stops overflow of sewage into area waterways during heavy rain.
Lawrence Avenue, Harrison Avenue, and a small portion of E. Garfield Avenue are also part of the sewer separation project.
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