Nichole Hannahs

Wayne Avenue Project Nears End

by Nichole Hannahs on July 18, 2011 at 4:10 am

A summer construction project nears its completion.

The Wayne Avenue sewer separation project began in May and city crews expect to finish the work mid week. The last work is being done at the intersection of Marietta Street. Zanesville’s Public Service Director said for the most part the work ran smoothly.

"The only real snag was when we were in front of the old gas station at the corner of Marietta and Wayne Avenue and hit some piping from an old underground storage tank that was removed. It slowed us up for a couple of hours that day," said Public Service Director Mike Sims.

The project was estimated to cost $796,000 and Sims said that should come in at or below budget. Now that the storm sewer is separate from the sanitary sewer it should be better for the city.

"It will reduce any overflow to the river. Actually eliminate any chance of an overflows to the river," said Sims. "It’s less storm water to threat down at our waste water treatment plant."

The beginning stages of paving have begun in Duncan Falls. All the paving from that area to Market Street and Greenwood Avenue should be done by July 29th.