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Broadway Avenue waterline replacement project to begin
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 The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments would like the public to be aware of the next phase for the waterline project. This project will begin this week and consists of the water main replacement on Broadway Avenue from Main to Harrison streets. 

Construction will continue over the next several months, a news release from the city said. This project will take place in phases with advance 10 day notifications to business owners adjacent to the project. Typical construction hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the nature of the work, changes to traffic patterns should be expected. 

Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution when traveling in the area of construction and to be aware of workers in the work zone. On-street parking in and near the immediate work area will be temporarily closed as needed. 

“We are continuing to focus on communication throughout this waterline project so that we can ensure things go smooth for everyone involved,” said project engineer Josh Golka said with the city’s on-call engineering firm Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita. The contractor for this project is APAC out of Hutchinson. PEC and APAC will work with property owners and notify them of service interruptions at least 48 hours in advance, with a goal of downtime being limited to periods less than four hours. 

“We thank everyone in advance for their patience and look forward to the great outcome,” Golka said.

Contact the city’s engineering technician Karl Otter at 620-793-4111 with questions regarding this project.