Progress Being Made On Sewer Project
Wolf Point Mayor Chris Dschaak is pleased that work being conducted by JR Civil is progressing on the sewer project in the community.
“I believe everything is on schedule,” Dschaak said. “I believe they had to add one or two extra days to deal with abandoned water lines and other utility items that weren’t marked.”
During this week, the plan is to move from Second Avenue South to Granville Street and north to Edgar Street. The work includes the installation of new manholes.
After that portion of the project is completed, workers will start with cured-in-place piping.
Dschaak noted that the plan is that no work will be done on Second Avenue on Anaconda, Main and Benton during Stampede weekend.
The cost of phase I of the sewer project is $4.5 million, which is covered completely through grant funds, Dschaak said.
City officials are currently researching grant opportunities for phase two of the project, which Dschaak hopes will occur during the next couple of years.
Dschaak said the long-term goal is to repair or replace all of the city-maintained sewer system.