Public Works Project Update: Week of May 24
Downtown Water and Wastewater System Improvements Project Complete
The City of Johnson City’s two-phase Downtown Water and Wastewater System Improvements Project is complete. This project included the rehabilitation of 2,600 feet of sewer line and over 550 feet of waterline installation.
Phase one of the improvements project involved the rehabilitation of the large sewer line that runs under Buffalo Street from the Cherry Street intersection through the South Roan Street intersection and under Water Street.
The second phase involved water and sewer work on East Market Street from Buffalo Street to South Roan Street. This included the open cut installation of a new waterline as well as new water service lines and new fire sprinkler connections to each property along the route. Rehabilitation of the sewer line in this section of East Market Street was also completed during this time. Sewer cleanouts were installed for all businesses that did not have one available for access.
The City of Johnson City reinvested over $1 million in the project. A portion of the project is being funded through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).
East Market Street from Buffalo Street to South Roan Street will remain completely closed to all vehicle traffic, including on-street parking, while the Public Works Department installs new sidewalks and curbs and paves the roadway. Construction activities may result in temporary sidewalk closures.