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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Water main rehab work begins in northwest area

Two workers repairing a water main.

Water main rehabilitation work is being performed in the area from Van Born Road south to I-94 and Beverly, between Wilkie Avenue and Fellrath.

The water main improvements will primarily involve a widely-used construction operation known as pipe bursting, a trenchless method, whereby the existing main will be replaced with a new main in the same location.  In addition, there are a few locations where a new main will be placed through another trenchless method known as directional drilling.  There will be localized excavation in yards to connect the service lines to the new main.  These areas will be restored shortly after the work on the water main is completed.  

Please find “Frequently Asked Questions” (below) that has been prepared to summarize the process and assist in outlining what may be expected during the construction process. Any additional questions you may have can be directed to our consultant, Wade Trim Associates, at (734) 947-9700.  When you call, please request your call to be forwarded to the Construction Department in regard to the 2017 Water Main Rehabilitation Project for the City of Taylor.  We look forward to working with you during this Project as our efforts continue in infrastructure improvements throughout the City.


What work is being done, and why?

In following through on City planning efforts to maintain and improve infrastructure, water mains within your area are scheduled to be rehabilitated in conjunction with the 2017 City of Taylor Water Main Rehabilitation Program. The work will primarily involve a widely-used construction operation known as pipe-bursting, a trenchless method, whereby the existing main will be replaced with a new main in the same location. In addition, there are a few locations where a new main will be placed through another trenchless method known as directional drilling.


What is the Project area?

Weather and budget permitting, the improvements scheduled for the 2017 construction season include the area from Van Born south to I-94/Beverly Road and Wilkie Avenue west to Fellrath Avenue.  


Who is doing the work?

The City of Taylor has contracted with Bidigare Contractors, Inc. to perform the water main construction effort. Wade Trim Associates, Inc., our Consulting Engineers for this Project, will be providing construction inspection oversight and construction engineering assistance.    


When will work start, and for how long?

Work has started on Wilkie Avenue. It is anticipated that work will begin at Wilkie and continue west to Felrath. New water main will be installed and property owners will have their water service connected to the new water main. The 2017 scheduled water main improvements are anticipated to be completed by the end of November 2017 pending any weather delays.


Will this affect my current water service?

You may be without water service between the anticipated hours of 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. as the contractor replaces the water main, connects the service lines to the new water main, and performs necessary testing. Advance notification of necessary water shut-offs will be distributed to affected properties. Please note you will not be left without water service overnight. In the event this does happen, please call off-hour City assistance at the Taylor Police Department: (734) 287-6611 (Press 7).

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