April 21, 2014

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Avon Lake streets closed for roadwork

Sewer work has begun on Dellwood Road in Avon Lake. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

Sewer work has begun on Dellwood Road in Avon Lake. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

AVON LAKE — Three streets will be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday and continuing through Oct. 25 to allow crews to complete work on a $1.5 million sanitary sewer project.

Traffic other than local vehicles will be prohibited from using Inwood Boulevard and Dellwood and Bellaire roads to allow three sanitary sewers to be connected at Redwood Boulevard, according to Todd Danielson, the city’s chief utilities executive.

“It’s a fairly small project that affects three streets,” Danielson said. “We’re rehabilitating a little over a mile of sewer line. All three streets come together at one intersection. It’s a 90-day project and we’re near the end of it, but this is the messiest part.”

While work is under way, the city is asking residents to minimize the number of times they flush toilets.

“We don’t want them to flush too much into the sewers,” Danielson said. “It makes the work a little more difficult. We’re not asking anyone not to use their water.”

During the work, residential, school bus and emergency traffic will be asked to use Redwood Boulevard to Moorewood Avenue and Moorewood south to Durrell Avenue.

Concerns relating to traffic and construction should be directed to Avon Lake Municipal Utilities at (440) 933-6226 weekdays or (440) 933-3229 on weekends and holidays.