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Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – June 22, 2024

This past week, the services on the ductile iron section of water main along County Road 132A were switched over. In addition, the boring for the HDPE section of water main was completed and the piping was installed. With the completion of this task, all of the new water mains have been installed! The hydrants attached to the new HDPE section have also been installed.

Next week, the plan is to pressure test and bacteriologically test the HDPE section, and following successful completion of the testing, services along the HDPE section will begin being switched over to the new main.

During the first week in July, any remaining services will be switched and restoration work throughout the project area will commence. Completion of the restoration work will be the final step of the project.

The county will begin their paving activities later this year with the installation of a binder coat in all areas to be repaved. This will be allowed to settle over the winter and a final topcoat will be applied next year.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – June 8, 2024

Construction has resumed on the project with the focus on County Road 132A.

The current portion of the project involves installing the new water main (ductile iron and HDPE plastic) along County 132A and then connecting services. During the previous week:

  • Ductile iron pipe section going north along County Road132A was installed, tested, and approved.
  • Approximately 1,000 feet of the HDPE is bored, and the pipe is fused for installation next week.

One item of note: an old section of main on County Road 132A was leaking and was repaired. One resident had their service switched over to the new line due to the spot of the break.

Work scheduled for the week of June 10 through June 14:

  • Pull the HDPE through the bore and test.
  • Finish the final 400 feet of boring and pipe installation.
  • Start connecting services on County Road 132A.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – April 27, 2024

We are working to restart construction so that we can complete the improvement project. The remaining installation and hookup activities are for the users along County Road 132A southward from 96A to County Road 132. Once that is complete, our construction company will be able to do all of the finishing tasks, such as driveway repair and landscaping. We currently have a delay due to the need for easements. An easement is a legal document that allows the Town and its employees to perform construction tasks on private property. The owners of each individual property along the impacted area must sign an easement before we can begin work. We hope to have the remaining few easements completed shortly and work will resume immediately following.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – November 13, 2023

Rehabilitation paving on Prospect Street was completed last week.

The State has not yet corrected the utilities mapping on County Road 132 south of the County Road 132 and County Road 132A intersection which has resulted in delays. We have been told that they should be able to accomplish this later in the week. If so, the construction crews will return in two weeks (after Thanksgiving) to complete that section of work. Either way, work on the project will be suspended after that until early next year.

At this point, the project is approximately 2/3 completed which is significantly ahead of schedule. The anticipation is that construction will be completed in the spring of 2024. After that, the Seneca County Highway department will pave everything with a “base coat” and it will be allowed to settle during 2024. Then, in 2025, the final paving will be done.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – November 6, 2023

All services on Prospect Street have been switched to the new main. In addition, 2 new hydrants were installed, and 3 old hydrants were removed. The process to box-out areas on Prospect Street for repaving was begun as well.

This week will see continued boxing-out on Prospect Street and repaving of the areas.

The activities associated with properly mapping and marking the utilities along County Road 132A south from the intersection with County Road 132 are being delayed at the State level.

Based on the delays with the State, the winter closing of asphalt plants, and the inclement weather, once repaving is completed, all work may be suspended until next spring. Even if that turns out to be the case, the project continues to be well ahead of schedule.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – October 30, 2023

Final pressure testing on Prospect Street was completed after multiple attempts. It appears that there was trapped air in the main. In addition, disinfection, and submission of bacteriological samples was completed and the samples passed Department of Health testing.

Based on the successful completion of testing, Prospect Street services will be switched to the new main this week.

Approximately 360 feet of water main installation was completed on County Road 132A south from the intersection with County Road 132. Unfortunately, a phone cable was severed due to an incorrect Dig Safe report, and work was stopped. Work will not continue in that area until all Dig Safe/utility services are properly marked. It is hoped that will be completed this week allowing work to resume.

Depending upon the weather, it is anticipated that construction work will soon be suspended for the season.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – October 23, 2023

Installation on Prospect Street (including hydrant valves and water main valves) was completed; however, pressure tests of the new main experienced failures. Work this week will focus on reviewing the installation to determine the cause of the failure.

The existing valves and mains at the intersection of Prospect Street and 3rd Street did not match the plans on record. The construction crew worked with the Romulus Water Department to update the records and select the best approach for connections at the intersection.

Depending on the timing of other activities, installation of new fire hydrants on Prospect Street may begin.

Once a successful pressure test of the new mains on Prospect Street is completed, disinfection, and submission of bacteriological samples will take place. If everything proceeds quickly, Prospect Street services could be switched this week.

Rehabilitation work on blacktop driveways was begun last week and will continue into this week. As mentioned last week, we will continue pavement restoration as long as materials are available. We are already receiving word from suppliers that plant shutdowns will begin in the very near future.

Also, this week, water main installation will continue on County Road 132A south from the intersection with County Road 132.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – October 16, 2023

With the focus on restoring the pavement on Main Street before the blacktop plants close for the winter, minimal work was completed on Prospect Street.

Pavement restoration has been completed on Main Street. This has returned the pavement to approximately the same condition it was in when construction started as was planned. This allows the road crews to adequately clear the road this winter.

We will continue pavement restoration as long as materials are available. This will most likely be the gating factor as we don’t want to dig up pavement that we can’t return to a state that will support winter activities.

This week installation will continue on Prospect Street with the goal being to complete installation, pressure test the new main, disinfect, and submit bacteriological samples. Depending on timing and the results of testing, starting services could begin this week, although realistically, that will fall into next week.

Again, please be aware that due to the presence of residences on both sides of Prospect Street, more excavation will be required than was done on Main Street. This will impede traffic flow in the area. The construction crew will do their best to minimize the impact, but please be patient if you need to travel in the area.

Willard Water District Improvement Project Update – October 9, 2023

Significant progress was made over the previous week.

Work was begun on Prospect Street and approximately 250 linear feet of main was installed and all of the services crossing the street have been identified.

Pavement restoration has begun on Main Street. This will return the pavement to approximately the same condition it was in when construction started. This will allow the Seneca County Highway Department to properly clear the road this winter.  A permanent binder coat will be applied to the road in 2024 and the road will be completely paved in 2025 after the binder has had a chance to settle.

This week installation will continue on Prospect Street with the goal being to complete installation, test the new main, and start services. We will also continue pavement restoration on Main Street. Obviously, weather and other circumstances can play a role in this, but we hope to maintain the rapid pace that we have enjoyed so far for this project.

As was mentioned last week, please be aware that due to the presence of residences on both sides of the street, more excavation will be required than was done on Main Street. This will impede traffic flow in the area. The construction crew will do their best to minimize the impact, but please be patient if you need to travel in the area.