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Posted on: March 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] NE Front St. Construction Update: March 28

The water main construction on NE Front St. and Rehoboth Blvd. is nearing completion. Underground piping should be complete by mid-April. We will publish a weekly update through project completion.

Monday, March 28 Update: The 2" water line from NE Front St. to the Mispillion Drawbridge on Rehoboth Blvd. will be replaced between 7pm and 6am on Monday, March 28 and again on Tuesday, March 29. New pipe will be laid, connection to the existing water service will be made and the old galvanized pipe will be abandoned. Travel lanes will be restricted. Brady Drive will be connected into NE Front St. on Wednesday, March 30 and Rehoboth Blvd and NE Front St.'s water supplies will be connected on Thursday, March 31. Both Wednesday and Thursday construction work will occur overnight between 7pm and 6am.  All of this construction work is dependent on good weather. If it rains, work will be pushed back one day. Area residents will be notified with door knockers regarding any water shut offs.

Overall project note: Once the water main construction is complete, the construction area from Rehoboth Blvd. to 4th St. will be milled and paved, while NE Front St. from 4th St. to Washington St. will be milled in preparation for the DelDOT Streetscape Project this summer. This project will transform the entire look of that gateway into the City complete with brick sidewalks, crosswalks, sidewalks on both sides of the street and a protected bike lane.

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