Part of Manchester Street to be closed for sewer work

The replacement of 1,500 feet of trunk sewer on Manchester Street will necessitate closing the road to thru traffic between Oliver Lewis Way and the railroad/creek crossing near Driscoll Street. Detour routes

Construction is expected to begin on November 11 and extend through May 2020. A marked detour will route drivers from Oliver Lewis Way to Versailles Road to South Forbes

Road. Businesses in the construction zone will remain open and be accessible via South Forbes Road.

“The current sewer was installed over 50 years ago,” said Charles Martin, director of the Division of Water Quality. “We are replacing the clay pipe with PVC, which will greatly improve the condition of the line and bring it up to current standards.” The original sanitary sewer upstream of Oliver Lewis Way was replaced earlier this decade during roadway improvements.

In addition to replacing the trunk sewer on Manchester Street, the project will replace part of the sewer line on Willard Street and some lines that serve properties in the construction zone.

Sewer service in the area will be maintained throughout construction.