The water main construction on NE Front St. and Rehoboth Blvd. is nearing completion. Underground piping should be complete by Monday. We will publish a weekly update through project completion.
Friday, April 8 Update: In order to appropriately schedule water shutoffs with large utility users in the area, last night's scheduled work connecting the wells on the east side of Rehoboth Blvd. into the new NE Front St. water main will actually occur this Sunday, April 10 from 5pm-7am. Area residents will be notified with door knockers and travel lanes will be restricted. This is the last water connection to the new water main. All construction after Monday morning will be abandonment of the old water line and road restoration. We will release a complete weekly construction plan after the successful completion of Sunday night's work.
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 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.