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, April 4 Update: Due to Eastern Shore Natural Gas requiring additional test pitting to verify a high pressure gas main location, the 2" water line replacement from NE Front St. to the Mispillion Drawbridge on Rehoboth Blvd. scheduled for last Monday and Tuesday was delayed. That work will be completed between 7pm and 6am tonight, Monday, April 4. Travel lanes will be restricted. Brady Drive will be connected into NE Front St. overnight on Tuesday, April 5 and Rehoboth Blvd and NE Front St.'s water supplies will be connected overnight on Wednesday, April 6. The wells on the east side of Rehoboth Blvd. will be tied into NE Front St. overnight on Thursday, April 7. Last week's delay will not impact the project completion goal of mid-April. 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 starting 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.