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Storm Sewer Replacement Project

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Published on March 27, 2019 -

Storm Sewer Replacement Project

Whitesboro residents may have noticed a number of trees being cut down along Main Street.

It’s the first step in a bigger project designed to alleviate flooding.

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Storm Sewer Replacement Project

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Whitesboro residents may have noticed a number of trees being cut down along main street.

It's the first step in a bigger project designed to alleviate flooding.

Newschannel 2's kirk tupaj explains the scope of the project.

Around eleven trees are being removed from main street in whitesboro.

The trees run along the sidewalk on the north facing side of the road.

That's where water collects whenever there's a considerable amount of rain.

Bob ellison of the zangrilli engineering firm tells us the village is looking to replace an 18 inch storm sewer pipe with a larger 36 inch pipe, but the trees are an obstacle.

Sot: bob ellison, zangrilli engineering the biggest issue with the trees is they're just in the.

They're going to be in the way of the equipment that needs to move down to replace the pipe.

Sot: kirk tupaj the tree removal here is just the first step in the project.

National grid still has to come in and mark the gas lines before the heavy work can even begin.

The project is estimated at around $450 thousand, but the county is picking up the cost for much of the project.

Mayor robert friedlander said while the village is doing what they can to help out, the work had to be done.

Sot: mayor robert friedlander, village of whitesboro when it's raining so hard and it fills up, it bubbles up out of the openings of the in the road, and it lays there.

Like it makes like a swimming pool, and sometimes the water's like a couple feet deep, and for safety reasons it had to be addressed.

The project is expected to take around 6 weeks, but motorists shouldn't experience any major traffic delays.

Sot: bob ellison, zangrilli engineering i would think that the impacts on main street should be fairly minimal because they're not actually going to be doing work, other than some structure work, they really shouldn't be in main street that much, so it's probably going to be shoulder closures along main street.

Residents however may have minor delays in getting in and out of their driveways during the construction, but the mayor says they're going to work to make those impacts as minimal as possible.

Sot: mayor robert friedlander, village of whitesboro the problem wasn't going to go away, and the engineer said the only way to rectify this problem is to have a larger pipe.

The major work is scheduled to start on june 1st.

In whitesboro, i'm kirk tupaj reporting for newschannel 2.

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