Downtown Underground: Project update for week of May 8

May 8, 2017

SPARTANBURG — Spartanburg Water continues work on water line replacement on Daniel Morgan Avenue between Ezell Street and Henry Street the week of May 8. Work is scheduled at the intersection of West Main Street and Ezell Street through the week, requiring that the intersection be partially closed. Tuesday, May 9-Thursday, May 12, work on the west side of the Daniel Morgan Avenue and Ezell Street intersection will require a partial closure of the lane to allow for completion of tie-ins to the new line. Access to all area businesses will remain open. Work hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

IPR Southeast, the contractor performing rehabilitation of the water main on West Main Street will begin making excavations on West Main Street between Forest Street and St. John's Street beginning on Tuesday, May 9.  A single lane closure of the northernmost lane (St. John Street side) of West Main Street is anticipated for Tuesday, May 9 and possibly Wednesday, May 10. Traffic control will be in place and traffic flow will be maintained. 

Overall Project Status:

Approximately 375 linear feet of 12-inch water main has been installed on Daniel Morgan Avenue from Ezell Street to past the intersection with West Main Street. The line has been tested and disinfected. The project is proceeding well and is on track. Spartanburg Water continues to coordinate closely with the City of Spartanburg, the AC Hotel, and area businesses as many activities are taking place simultaneously in the area.    

For more information about the project and our capital reinvestment plan for replacing and rehabilitating our aging water infrastructure, click here.

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ABOUT SPARTANBURG WATER: Spartanburg Water, an award-winning utility, is comprised of Spartanburg Water System and Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District. It serves a population of more than 180,000 within Spartanburg County, as well as others in parts of Greenville, Union and Cherokee counties. With the help of its dedicated team of more than 250 employees, each day it produces an average of 25 million gallons of drinking water and cleans 12 million gallons of reclaimed water for its customers and community.