Engineering

2022 Utility Improvements

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Timeline

Design: Spring – Fall 2021
Bidding: Winter 2022
Construction: Spring – Fall 2022

Dicken Drive Water Main Looping and Turnaround

The homes along Dicken Drive north of Kent are served from a dead end water main that terminates at the north end of the street at Dicken Woods. This project will construct new water main along the route of the existing sidewalk in Dicken Woods, connecting the dead end water main to the existing water main at Maple Road. The existing water main along Dicken Drive is in good condition and does not need to be replaced. Water main looping improves circulation in the main and increases reliability for the customers served.

The dead end of Dicken Drive does not allow sufficient room for city solid waste vehicles to turn around. At a public meeting in January 2020, residents provided input how a turnaround could be accomplished while respecting the important natural features of Dicken Woods. Additional public engagement will further inform design considerations for a vehicle turnaround.

Water main installation and restoration of the sidewalk will be paid from Water Funds. The turnaround will be paid from Solid Waste Funds.

Eighth Street Water Main Replacement and Turnaround​

The existing water main along the block of Eighth Street, south of Liberty, is undersized and in need of replacement. This project will install a new 8-inch water main and repave the street. The design team will also investigate the feasibility of looping the Eighth Street water main to the existing main along Jefferson Court and of installing a turnaround at the south end of Eighth Street for solid waste trucks. Due to the limited available right of way, water main looping and the turnaround would both require the city to obtain additional easements from neighboring property owners.

Water main installation and associated restoration will be paid from Water Funds. The turnaround will be paid from Solid Waste Funds.

Sunrise Court Water Main Replacement

The existing water main on Sunrise Court, north of Sunrise Street, is undersized and in need of replacement. This project will install a new 8-inch water main and repave the street.

Water main installation and will be paid from Water Funds. Repaving will be completed by the city's Annual Street Resurfacing Program.

Hiscock Street Storm Sewer Relocation and Sidewalk Installation

An existing city storm sewer runs under a commercial building near the railroad tracks, east of Daniel Street. This project includes storm sewer construction in Hiscock Street east of Daniel​ and new sewer construction outside of the road right of way to relocate the sewer away from the building. The project also includes the installation of a new sidewalk to fill a gap on the east side of Hiscock street, south of Summit Street.

The storm sewer work will be paid from the city's Stormwater Funds, and the sidewalk installation will be done using funds from the New Sidewalk Millage.