William Street Culvert Replacement
William St. Culvert Replacement Project – Scheduled to Start on September 5th
William Street between Cedar Avenue and Powellton Avenue to be Closed Through Traffic
The Town of Berlin has scheduled a culvert replacement project to start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The project will require William Street between Cedar Avenue and Powellton Avenue to be closed to through traffic for the next several weeks,” Mayor Gee Williams announced.
“This is the second phase of our stormwater projects which have already reduced flooding in our community,” said Mayor Williams. “It’s a temporary inconvenience for a permanent solution to our flooding problems,” he added.
“We expected to start the project sooner, but the State Highway Administration requested additional information about some components of the project we submitted for their review,” said Laura Allen, Town Administrator. “William Street is a state highway therefore their approval is required,” she added.
“The contractor anticipates starting on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 around 9 a.m., after the school buses come through. Working hours will generally be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some longer days as we work to move the water and sewer utilities,” Allen said. “The roadway will be open to residents during construction but it will be closed to through traffic. We have a temporary walking path to enable residents to walk to and from downtown,” she added.
The project will take several weeks to complete. “It’s hard to tell exactly how many days of the project will take because of the nature of the work and our dependence on the weather,” Allen stated.
New Berlin Police Facility
The groundbreaking for the new Berlin Police Building was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. This long-awaited project is being made possible through slots revenues received through the state from Ocean Downs.
Henry Park Permanent Restrooms
The initial bidding process for this project was completed on November 15th. Two bids were received and, following staff review, a recommendation was made to the Mayor and Council. Unfortunately, an irregularity in the bidding made it necessary to re-bid the project. It is anticipated that the award will be made in January, 2017 with work to be completed by spring.