The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility’s Refresh Evansville Program is preparing to start construction on the First Avenue Water Main Replacement Project.
Work on the First Avenue Water Main Replacement is scheduled to begin in January, with intermittent lane closures along First Avenue while the contractor performs preliminary fieldwork in preparation for the installation of the new water main.
A heat map provided by EWSU shows water main breaks that occurred throughout the city from 2018 - 2020. The image seen to the right of the heatmap shows the targeted area of the water main replacement project.
Working on areas south of Diamond Avenue is expected to take place from February to June, while work on areas north of Diamond Avenue is expected to take place from June until January of 2022.
The project will replace approximately 7,400 feet of new 36” water main and an additional 1,000 feet of smaller diameter ancillary water mains on First Avenue between Morgan Avenue and Colonial Avenue, and within the railroad corridor west of First Avenue, near Morgan Avenue.
The goal of the project is to increase the water supply to the northern area of the distribution system and provide local improvements with numerous water service, valve, and fire hydrant replacements within the immediate project area.