The water main construction on NE Front St. and Rehoboth Blvd. is nearing completion. Underground piping is complete and rehab construction has begun. We will publish a weekly update through project completion.
Wednesday, April 13 Update: Construction crews successfully completed all water main replacement work by 5am Monday morning. Tomorrow, April 14, they will abandon the old water main. Beginning Monday, April 18 - Tuesday, April 19, crews will remove and replace existing manhole frames and covers and installing concrete collars. On Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, crews will begin replacing curbing and sidewalks along the NE Front St. construction zone. All construction work will occur during daytime hours and is dependent on good weather. If it rains, work will be pushed back one day. Travel lanes will be shifted with some intermittent lane closures.
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.