Sewer line replacement causes some road closures in Columbia

Published 2:05 pm Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Work is underway in Columbia to replace the sewer lines along North Road Street from Green Street south to the intersection with Bridge Street. Construction is expected to take four to six weeks and will require some closures of North Road Street.

Although some of the work can be done while keeping one lane of the street open, there will be a complete closure while working at the Bridge Street intersection and possibly at the Green and Road streets intersection. This will require a detour to reach northern communities in Tyrrell County. Motorists will detour east onto US-64, then a left onto Old US-64 to Newfoundland Road and another left, then left onto Sound Side Road. Contractors are working with the Town of Columbia to minimize detours and traffic disruptions.

The sewer work will replace sections of 50-year-old sewer lines to eliminate ground water infiltration and inflow and include a wastewater pump station to move raw wastewater to the treatment plant. Funding for the project is through a State Community Development Block Grant to the Town of Columbia.

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