Worthington officials say one local water-line replacement project is nearing completion but another is close to starting.

The Wilson Bridge Road project, which was started March 18 to replace water lines due to frequent breaks, should be completed this month, according to city spokesperson Anne Brown.

Assistant City Manager Robyn Stewart said July 8 the city did not have a specific date for when the water-line replacement would be completed because the project is weather-dependent.

The project extends from the railroad tracks near McCord Park, 333 E. Wilson Bridge Road, to Old Wilson Bridge Road to the west, according to worthington.org.

For more information on the project, go to the project page on worthington.org.

In addition to the water lines, paving on East Wilson Bridge Road from the railroad tracks to High Street is expected to begin this month, Brown said.

Brown said paving would take about 90 days and should be completed by September. She said traffic would be maintained in both directions during the paving, but it might cause temporary lane closures.

Meanwhile, the water-line replacement project on Huntley Road is expected to begin in a few weeks, said Dan Whited, director of service and engineering for the city.

Whited said he could not give a specific timeline for a start date, but construction would end in 90 days.

He said the Huntley Road project is related to the Northeast Gateway project because the new water lines will align with planned intersection changes.

The Northeast Gateway project will involve the renovation and redesign of the intersection of Worthington-Galena, East Wilson Bridge and Huntley roads on the north side of Worthington, just south of Interstate 270.

Finance director Scott Bartter said the Wilson Bridge Road water-line project will cost $995,985 for construction, $81,505 for design and $564,000 for paving.

He said the Huntley Road project will cost $641,000.

Questions about the projects may be directed to Worthington's service and engineering department at 614-431-2425.

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