Update on Utility Replacement Work Near Johnson Street Bridge

Work to replace 100-year-old underground utilities on the east and west sides of the Johnson Street Bridge is nearing completion. Thank you for your patience as crews complete new service connections and restoration to the area.

While the City had anticipated work would be complete at the end of February, due to unexpected conditions, final completion is now expected for April.

Final connections to a new water service main will soon be underway for properties along Store and Wharf Streets followed by restoration to the roads and sidewalks. This may result in some delays for drivers and cyclists and temporary sidewalk closures for pedestrians. Business and property owners will be notified in advance if their building will be impacted by a temporary water service interruption. Thank you for your continued patience.

Service improvements from this work include a new water main that will offer improved service for businesses and residents, a seismically upgraded fire service water main, a new sewer main that will provide increased capacity for a growing downtown population, and an upgraded stormwater main to improve drainage and help prevent flooding. These upgrades are being made in advance of new roads that will be built for the new bridge.

The existing Johnson Street Bridge will stay open throughout construction as crews build the new bridge to the north. Project completion is expected in 2016. For more information, visit www.JohnsonStreetBridge.com