Worthington City Council on Monday, April 1, will be asked to approve a water-line replacement project on Huntley Road so it can go out to bid.

Dan Whited, director of service and engineering for the city, said the project is a continuation of the water-line replacement along East Wilson Bridge Road.

“The water lines in those areas are in poor shape,” he said.

He said this project will be a kick-start for the Northeast Gateway project because the placement of the water-line would align with planned intersection changes.

The Northeast Gateway is the moniker city leaders have chosen for the renovation and redesign for the intersection of Worthington-Galena, East Wilson Bridge and Huntley roads on the north side of the city, just south of Interstate 270.

After the project is approved by City Council, Whited said, it would go out to bid one to two weeks later, and contractors would have one to two weeks to respond. When all bids are received, the project would go back to council and a contractor would be selected.

He said construction ideally would begin about a month later.

Whited said the length of the project and any effects on traffic have not been determined. He said a traffic-maintenance plan would be part of the bid.

The current estimate for the project is $522,885.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High St.