Etna Avenue project soon wrapping until spring

A car proceeds down Huntington’s Etna Avenue, which has been the scene of various construction projects from Jessup Street to the Wabash River. Residents and property owners on the street recently received a letter outlining upcoming work to be performed in the area.
A car proceeds down Huntington’s Etna Avenue, which has been the scene of various construction projects from Jessup Street to the Wabash River. Residents and property owners on the street recently received a letter outlining upcoming work to be performed in the area. Photo by Steve Clark.

A recent letter sent to property owners and residents outlines the upcoming work schedule for the Etna Avenue construction that has been ongoing between Jessup Street and the Wabash River on the city’s south side.

Contractor Phend & Brown, Inc. has set the following timeline:

• Now to Dec. 29 – Install the storm sewer main on the east side of Etna Avenue, from 200 feet south of Jessup Street to the end of the new storm sewer main (approximately 200 linear feet north of Jessup Street).

• Jan. 1 – No work.

• Jan. 2 to Jan. 15 – Complete the storm sewer main installation. Work will be on the east side of Etna Avenue (north of Jessup Street).

Finish installation of the inlet structures on the east side of Etna Avenue (just north and south of Jessup Street).

Complete the 12-inch water main installation from Jessup Street to the end of the new main (approximately 150 linear feet north of Jessup Street).

• Jan. 8 to Jan.12 – Install water service pipes for the houses on the west side of Etna Avenue (1552, 1570, 1580 and 1602 Etna Ave.). These are installed across Etna Avenue using a trenchless boring machine to install a conduit that the new water service pipe will utilize.

If the weather should end up being warmer than usual, the new section of water main from approximately halfway between Schultz Drive and Jessup Street to the end of the new main will be tested. After the passing results are obtained the water services for the houses within that section will be transferred to the new water main. The addresses within this section are 1505, 1515, 1520, Hoosier Drive In, 1552, 1563, 1570, 1579, 1580, 1601 and 1602. The transfer takes very little time and the contractor will coordinate with residents when it will occur, cit officials note.

The contractor will prepare for winter shutdown by placing stone on all drives, positioning orange drums and mailboxes so they are clear of snow plow operations.

• Jan. 15 to March 1 – No work is expected.

For issues or questions during the winter shutdown, or at any time during the construction, contact Inspection Project Supervisor Morgan Reardon by phone at 317-374-8189 or be email at mreardon@bfsengr.com.