Storm sewer replacement project keeps 100 block of First Avenue NW closed a bit longer ...

Work continues with the storm sewer replacement project on First Avenue NW in Waukon following notice of a slight collapse in a section of the existing storm sewer in that area earlier this year. Waukon City Manager Dean Hilgerson has indicated that some delays in the project were caused by a gas line laying across the project area, which will be raised one foot, and other cables also creating difficulties. Hilgerson said 31 of the five-foot by nine-foot concrete sections of storm sewer (pictured above) will be placed from First Avenue NW northwest through the parking lot toward Second Street NW, likely taking over two more weeks to complete the project. Pictures below show the previous storm sewer of laid-up rock that is being replaced with the concrete sections, with the below left photo looking toward the south side of First Avenue NW and the below right photo looking to the north toward the parking lot area. Running water along First Street NW to the east of the project is water being pumped to bypass the storm sewer area currently being worked on. Standard photos by Joe Moses.

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