Construction everywhere in Easton
Underground utilities, street surfaces, all being redone this year
“The city of Easton will look quite different and it will be quite an improvement,” Easton city engineer Travis Winter said regarding the current street construction project underway in the small town located on Highway 109.
Improvements to the city’s watermain, sanitary sewer lines and storm sewer lines are all part of the project. Because of work on those items, the city will also end up with new curbs, street surfaces, sidewalks, driveways and turf.
“The project started with the desire to replace the water treatment plant. The city looked at their infrastructure and decided on the path they are currently taking,” Winter said. “They received some United States Department of Agriculture funding as well as some money from other sources to help make the project feasible.”
The project will be completed in two phases, according to Winter.
“Phase one is to be completed this year and includes installing the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water line mains,” Winter commented. “New curb and gutter and the first layer of asphalt will also be completed this year.”
Work on phase two will begin next year.
“The second phase includes installing a new water tower,” Winter said. “Then we will connect Easton to the city of Wells so Easton will get their drinking water from Wells.”
Winter shared he believed Easton’s current water tower was close to 100-years old.
“It was impractical to refurbish it,” he explained.
Work on the project began this spring. Crews from Holtmeier Construction began by tearing up Main Street and installing all of the various new lines. Other streets which will be affected in some way during the project are Cedar, Elm, Linder, Third and Fourth.
“Unfortunately we have had to remove some beautiful trees because some of the lines ran right underneath the trees or right beside them,” Winter commented. “But the residents have been very patient with the crews and the ongoing construction and we are very thankful for their consideration.”
Anyone interested in following the project can do so online at clients.bolton-menk.com/eastonimprovements/.