Water and Sewer Construction Continues in Downtown Victoria

Driving downtown you may see a detour sign or even begin road work. The construction is apart of a $3.9 Million dollar water and sewer line project. Once completed, 3 miles of water lines and 1 mile of sanitary line would have been replaced said Ken Gill, City of Victoria Engineer. “These utilities have been in the downtown area for a very long time. Some of them are close to 100 years old and they’re in need of replacement and upgrading.” said Gill. On Monday, a portion of North Street closed from the intersection of Vine Street to the intersection of Victoria. The section of the street will remain closed for 3 days. Gill says, with closures come complaints. “We’ve had a few calls of course as we progressed. Our main goal is to always keep the public informed.” As construction move along with the next phase, resident are asking how long? “It’s been on going for several years now and this is the phase 4 project. We have one more phase after this to complete in order to replace all of the water and sewer lines.” Gill said. Despite traffic build up, Gill says it’s all working out. “general the public have been very cooperative with us as we do our best to operate and access their needs”