Working in temperatures close to 100 degrees and after soaking rains, Aug. 8 remains the goal for workers to finish the sewer pipe replacement project on Highway 6/8th Street in Palisade.
The project, therefore, won’t likely be finished before school starts at Taylor Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 4, but it is expected to be completed ahead of the Palisade Peach Festival, Aug. 14-17.
Work on the pipe replacement was started on Monday, July 21, although staging and placement of equipment and materials on the lot at 8th and Peach Street began earlier.
Asked about the project, Frank Watt, Palisade director of public works, replied by email that the project “is a replacement of about 600 feet of sewer pipeline.”
Watt said, “We are replacing pipe that sunk, and had a belly, creating a full section of pipe that was backing up and flooding the basement of the Civic Center.”
The contractor is Dirtworks Construction. Payment for the $124,274 project is through the town utility fund.
Traffic on Highway 6 in Palisade at Brentwood Drive follows lanes between orange cones in a pipeline replacement project zone. The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 8. The fire station is seen at the right.