A sewer project in Old Town will create additional local travel headaches in the weeks ahead.

Sewer upgrades are being done on Elm Street, Center Street, Seventh Street, Oak Street and Stillwater Avenue. The proximity of the work to the schools, which will still be in session for about three more weeks is expected to cause snarls, delays, and some detours.

According to Wright and Pierce Engineering, which is handling design and inspection for the project, pipework as of Friday was being finished up on Seventh Street; it then expected to move as the Times was going to press this week onto Oak Street, near the exits for the Leonard Middle School, and be in that area for up to two weeks. That will leave Oak Street with limited access from Jefferson Street during that time.

Work on Center Street is planned for a start after Memorial Day weekend, although a firm date has not been locked down. That is expected to cause some detours and one- way traffic. No start date has yet been announced for the Stillwater Avenue piece of the project.

The also are other construction projects causing delays currently, including Rte. 2 in Milford, where infrastructure work is being done on about a half mile stretch from above the intersection with Rte. 178, can mean delays of a few minutes. A few miles further up the road, replacement of the bridges over Sunkhaze Stream are causing delays.


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