Progress comes in all shapes and sizes. Progress is one of those things in which the end justifies the means, and while traffic snafus have been the means, the New Boston sewer project will mean a better environment and compliance with EPA regulations.
The project will, when completed, encompass some eight phases and now the village is looking to the next two steps – phase three and four.
“Phase three will be breaking ground toward the end of July,” Village Administrator Steve Hamilton said. “It covers Glenwood Avenue and Gallia Street.”
When phase three is completed, phase four will not be far behind, in fact – “They’re out there surveying and doing things right now on it,” Hamilton said. “It will go to bid in August.”
Phase four will take up where phase three leaves off.
“Four is going to be covering West Avenue and Stanton Avenue,” Hamilton said.
Right now the storm water and the sanitary are in the same line, which means the village has to separate them.
“Then we’ll get it in the right pipe to go out to either Munn’s Run or down to West Avenue,” Hamilton said.
He said Strand and Associates Engineering has identified 8 phases that are needed in New Boston.
Hamilton told the Daily Times the village has been fortunate enough to just take out a $1.6 million loan and the rest of it that they have done up until after phase four will be paid with principle forgiveness and U.S. Corps of Engineers reimbursement money.
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