The existing 8-inch cast iron water main on US 40 Hwy was installed in 1954. This main has had 17 main breaks in the last 34 years resulting in thousands of dollars in road repairs. The existing water main is under the pavement of US 40 Hwy. The Water Department is proposing to install a new 8-inch ductile iron main along US 40 Hwy outside of the paved roadway.
The existing 6-inch cast iron water main at the intersection of James Downey and 23rd Street was installed in 1946 and 1953. This main has one main break in the last 14 years. This is only a portion of the main on James Downey that is going to be replaced from north of 23rd Street to Sunset Dr. which had 26 main breaks in the last 32 years resulting in thousands of dollars in road repairs. The existing water main is under the pavement of James Downey. The Water Department is proposing to install a new 6-inch ductile iron main along James Downey outside of the paved roadway.
The Water Department is recommending this contract be awarded to Redford Construction, Inc. Redford Construction, Inc. has done other water main projects for the Water Department in the past. The Water Department was very pleased with the quality of their work.