Main Street Reconstruction

 

After 30 years of planning, the project is nearly ready for construction with a tentative start date of April 2019. This project will start on Main Street just south of the railroad trestle and progress through the downtown for nearly one mile just past Demeritt Place. The entire project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2020. 100 year old water lines, sewer lines and storm drains will be replaced with new lines with a life expectancy of another 100 years. 

Utility lines will be placed underground in the core of the downtown between the Congregational Church to Park Street, and on Stowe Street from the Main Street intersection to the dry bridge over the railroad. New sidewalks, landscaping, informational kiosks, wayfinding signs, hanging flower baskets, flags and banners will enhance our entire downtown.

FAQ's

What work is being done on Main Street?
The Main Street Reconstruction project starts on the south side of the railroad trestle by the roundabout and travels south for approximately one mile just beyond Demeritt Place (across from Subway). The 100 year old water lines, sewer lines and storm drains will be replaced with new lines with a life expectancy for the next 100 years. Utility lines will be placed underground between the Congregational Church and Park Street, and on Stowe Street from the Main Street intersection to the dry bridge over the railroad. Period lampposts matching the ones at the roundabout will be installed in this core area. New sidewalks, landscaping, wayfinding, hanging flower baskets, flags and banners will enhance our downtown. Sidewalks and walkways will be ADA compliant. 
Where can I find the most up to date information?
This website will have the most current information but if you have questions that are not answered here, or you need additional information, please contact one of us on the Contact List.
Will there be any weekend work?

Saturday work may take place on Main Street, but not in the main business core of the downtown.

How will I know when my water and sewer lines will be switched over to the new lines on Main Street?

There will be 48-hours notice before switch overs for properties along Main Street and the side streets. Each property will be contacted in advance and considered for its individual needs such as: restaurants may require switch overs before or after open hours, while residential properties may have work completed during the daytime.

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Contact Us

General Project Assistance
Barbara Farr
Transportation Liaison, Town of Waterbury
Business Assistance
Alyssa Johnson
Economic Development Director, Revitalizing Waterbury
Visitor Assistance
Karen Nevin
Executive Director, Revitalizing Waterbury