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Waterline replacement project will begin on Main Street
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The on-going waterline replacement project in Great Bend will move to Main Street by weeks end. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

 The City of Great Bend Administration and Engineering departments announced Tuesday afternoon the next phase for the on-going waterline replacement project. At the end of this week the work will start on Main Street between 10th to 19th Street.

Construction will continue on Main Street for the next several months, engineering technician Karl Otter said. This project will take place in phases with advance notifications to business and property owners adjacent to the work. 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. 

“Communication throughout this waterline project is of upmost importance,” said project engineer Josh Golka with Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita, the city on-call engineering firm. “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 understanding, please let Karl Otter at the City office know if you have special questions or concerns,” Golka said.

Otter said the city appreciates the patience of motorists and residents while this work is being performed. 

For more information, contact Otter at 620-793-4111.