Major construction work ahead on Norway streets

April 10, 2017


The 200 block of Iron Street is among more than a dozen streets included in Norway’s upcoming water and sewer main improvement project. (photo courtesy of Theresa Proudfit/Daily News)
The 200 block of Iron Street is among more than a dozen streets included in Norway’s upcoming water and sewer main improvement project. (photo courtesy of Theresa Proudfit/Daily News)

Norway, Michigan, residents can expect some inconveniences this summer as the city moves forward with a major infrastructure project on more than a dozen streets in the downtown area and the Third Ward.

But by the end of October, they should have new water and sewer mains, plus freshly paved streets.

Bacco Construction workers will replace the mains — some of which are 80 years old — under the roads along with all the service lines up to each property line.

Project managers told residents this week that streets will be impassable at times, workers will have to dig through boulevards and possibly sidewalks and driveways, and some trees may need to be trimmed or cut.

Old water mains will continue to serve residents while crews install the new mains, so water service disruption should be minimal, project engineer Bruce Hawkinson of Mead & Hunt said. Residents should only be without water service for a half-hour to an hour when workers connect their service lines with the new mains, he added.

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