2019 E Wilson Bridge Rd Waterline Replacement Project

Background

Because of the increasing regularity of waterline breaks on E Wilson Bridge Rd., the City contracted with MS Consultants, Inc. to design a waterline replacement project. The designed project was put out to bid in January and the contract was awarded to Columbus Asphalt Paving Inc.

As can be seen on the plans and in the image below, the project extends from the railroad tracks near McCord Park along a straight line to the west for 3400 feet onto Old Wilson Bridge Rd.


E Wilson Bridge Rd waterline project area

Most work will be limited to the center turn lane. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project with minor disruptions due to equipment movement.

Work Progress

The work is expected to be completed by mid-July 2019. Once the new waterline is in place, tested, chlorinated and charged, crews will begin moving water services from the old main to the new. This changeover does involve some period of water service loss typically lasting about an hour. The contractor will notify affected residents and businesses in advance.

When it’s over

Starting approximately at the end of July, the entire road from the railroad tracks to High Street will be repaved. As with the waterline replacement, traffic will be maintained in both directions during the project. We appreciate your patience during the process and encourage you to drive slowly in the work zone in order to protect the workers improving our infrastructure.

Questions can be directed to the Service & Engineering Department at 614-431-2425.

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