Sewer line repair will slow traffic on Route 9.
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WORCESTER - Though rush-hour motorists have been bracing themselves for significant traffic delays on Route 9 near Belmont Street and Lake Avenue, they have a small reprieve - the contractor is running about a week behind schedule.
The daily closing of part of westbound Route 9 (Belmont Street) - which was anticipated about a week ago - will
begin May 18.
Earlier this week, the contractor started preparation work on the $1.7 million project to repair the main sewer line Noun 1. sewer line - a main in a sewage system
main - a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage on Belmont Street. Traffic impacts were minor as workers dug test pits.
But when the project begins in earnest, motorists will face tie-ups.
The project involves installing about 3,800 feet of a PVC PVC: see polyvinyl chloride.
in full polyvinyl chloride
Synthetic resin, an organic polymer made by treating vinyl chloride monomers with a peroxide. slip-liner inside the existing 24-inch-diameter pre-cast concrete pipe, or force main, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. city officials. The force main and new liner will run from the Lake Avenue pump station to the discharge point into the gravity sewer system Noun 1. sewer system - facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage
sewage system, sewage works
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the at Shrewsbury Street, near Aitchison Street.
Robert L. Moylan Jr., commissioner of public works The Commissioner of Public Works heads one of the departments in those local governments in New Jersey that operate under the Walsh Act form of municipal governance. This is a standalone position in Walsh Act municipalities with a five-member commission. and parks, said the project is necessary because the 55-year-old sewer line, which serves the Lake Avenue sewer pump station, has had multiple failures in the past 10 years. The line was shut down in 2007 after testing and analysis indicated additional failures were imminent, he said. Work this month will consist mainly of preparation of the PVC liner pipe and excavation work. Work will continue through the summer, and the project is scheduled to be completed in mid-September.
People interested in the project and its progress can visit the Public Works and Parks Department pages on the city's Web site, www.ci.worcester.ma.us.
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CUTLINE: (PHOTO) Signs along Route 9 near Plantation Street warn motorists about road work planned in the area. (MAP) Construction
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