Town of Pinedale Sewer & Water Project update
Replacing leaking underground pipes and road reconstruction work
by Town of Pinedale Mayor Bob Jones
April 23, 2015
This is Bob Jones. As you may have noticed, the roads in Pinedale around the Wells Fargo bank have been torn up and there is a lot of activity going on. This is part of the Phase 7 Sewer and Water Replacement Project you may have heard about. This project will include Fremont Ave from the bank, north to Hennick St. It will also include everything one block to the east and one block to the west of Fremont.
The sewer and water lines are being replaced because they are in very poor condition and are leaking. The roads will be rebuilt as the pipes are replaced.
I completely understand that this project will be a big inconvenience for some of you that live and work in the area of construction. We have had several meetings with the engineers, contractors and property owners, and we have tried to formulate a plan that will mitigate as many problems as possible. As we all know, the best laid plans always need to be adjusted as a project of this nature progresses.
There will be a public meeting at Town Hall every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM. The purpose of the meeting will be to update the public on the progress and to address any problems that may arise. Please feel free to come and participate.
As your Mayor, your health and safety are my top concerns. This project is all about providing a safe water and sewer system. Please remember, the workers are out there to help you, not to cause you a delay or an inconvenience. I would ask that you stay away from the construction unless you live, work or have business in the area. If you do have a reason to be there, please drive slow and watch out for the workers and equipment. Some of the equipment is very large and the operatorís visibility can be very limited. If you find yourself around a piece of equipment, try to make eye contact with the operator before you proceed. If you canít do that, assume the machine may suddenly turn out in front of you. Please use caution and go slow. Allow a little extra time and have patience.
This project is scheduled to be completed in late August, weather and conditions permitting. I would like to thank all of you in advance for your patience.
This project is going to cost about $2.5 million to complete. The project is being paid for by the Town of Pinedale. Approximately $1.2 million will be reimbursed by state consensus funds that were approved by the County Commissioner last fall. Remember, if you have any questions, come to the Tuesday 8:00 meetings at Town Hall.