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Stone Street waterline replacement project to begin
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Work continues on the citys waterline project on Broadway Wednesday. Work will start on Stone Street next week. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

 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 week the water main replacement has started on Stone Street between Broadway and 10th Street. 

Construction will continue on Stone Street for approximately a month, city officials said. This project will take place in phases with advance notifications to business and home owners adjacent to the project. 

Typical construction hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of the work, changes to traffic patterns should be expected and 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. 

“Communication throughout this waterline project is of upmost importance,” said project engineer Josh Golka of the city’s on-call engineering firm Professional Engineering Consultants. “We want to ensure things go smooth for everyone involved.” 

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. 

“Special thanks to the public for their understandings,” Golka said. “Please do let (engineering technician) Karl Otter at the City Office know if you have special questions or concerns.”

“The City of Great Bend appreciates the patience of motorists and residents while this work is being performed,” Otter said. 

Contact Otter by calling 620-793-4111 with questions regarding this project.