Progress continuing on Walker Road water main project

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Work expected to take few more weeks

SACKVILLE, N.B.– The Walker Road water main project is progressing well as the town’s public works crew moves forward on completing work on installing the new water main, sanitizing the line and hooking it back up to the services before beginning to build the road back up and repave it.

Town engineer Dwayne Acton said the new eight-inch water main has been installed and his crews were planning last week on cleaning the new line to disinfect it before reconnecting it to the municipal main.

Work will now get under way on the road reconstruction and repaving of the road, which will involve putting in new culverts, building the road back up and asphalting the 700-metre section that was dug up earlier this summer to put in the new line.

Acton said he expects the job will take another few weeks to complete. The price of the project came in under the half-million dollars that was budgeted, at less than $400,000.

The water main renewal has been a long-awaited project, with two sections of aging and outdated water pipes replaced with a newer plastic main.

Geographic location: N.B.–The Walker Road

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