Why is this work needed, what work is included, how much will it cost, and how long will it take?
This project will replace deteriorating waterlines that were installed in the 1930s. Approximately 12,000 feet - or nearly 2.3 miles - of waterlines within the downtown loop will be replaced. Also, 25 water meter boxes will be upgraded. The project is estimated to cost between $6 and $8 million and will be paid for by previously authorized capital improvement program (CIP) funds.

The design phase of the project is nearly complete, with construction planned for 2014-2015. Construction is anticipated to last approximately 18 months. As a part of the project, the entire width of Morgan and Great Jones streets will be resurfaced once the waterlines have been installed. During this same timeframe, NCDOT plans to res??urface Ramseur Street.

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