Joshua Morrison/News Pleasant Street, between North Main and North Mulberry Street is closed. The city is rebuilding the brick street, replacing water and sewer lines and will be installing new sidewalks. The project is expected to last through Memorial Day.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

Pleasant Street, between North Main and North Mulberry Street is closed. The city is rebuilding the brick street, replacing water and sewer lines and will be installing new sidewalks. The project is expected to last through Memorial Day. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — Work began Wednesday on the Pleasant Street reconstruction project as workmen began taking up bricks and city street department crews took the traffic light at Pleasant and North Main Street out of service.

Street Department Superintendent Tom Hinkle said some wires had to be removed to give clearance for the Canyon Construction trackhoe room to work.

Homes in the area may have experienced some periods of low water pressure as the utilities department tested water valves in the area in preparation to replace an undersized section of water line next week.

Director Mathias Orndorf said they found one valve not working properly, which will have to be replaced, and they need to install a valve at Lamartine and Main streets so that the disruption of water service will be minimized. A few houses may have to be on a temporary water supply but Orndorf said they’ll be working with residents to minimize the problems.

A sewer line will also have to be rebuilt and Columbia Gas has already replaced its lines in the street.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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