Sylvan Circle & E. Porter Avenue Watermain and Roadway Improvement Project

June 19 Update

Watermain work is continuing with work taking place on Porter between White Oak and Sylvan. This will result in one-way traffic around the construction crew along with delays entering and leaving the circle. Flaggers will be present directing traffic. Please continue to use caution while traveling in the area and follow all signage, flaggers, and posted detours.

The City Department of Water/Wastewater has identified the need to upgrade the existing watermain along Sylvan Circle and E. Porter Avenue and, as a partner on this project, the Transportation, Engineering, and Development Department has identified the need to improve Sylvan Circle and E. Porter Avenue Roadways. The goal of this project is to upgrade and loop the watermain providing better water flow, pressure, and circulation while also creating a better driving experience for motorists by addressing certain aspects of the substandard roadways. 

The project includes replacing approximately 3000-feet of watermain and providing a looped connection which currently does not exist. The potential roadway improvement options are widening and re-aligning the roadway; installing new pavement, curbs and gutters, storm sewer system; and installing a new street lighting system. Additionally, an option of installing sidewalk will be reviewed with public input taken into consideration.

Construction Layout Beginning

Beginning in late April, residents will begin seeing wooden stakes that will assist the contractor.  Please do not remove wooden stakes or flags that are being placed. The stakes were set specifically outside of the construction limits so they would not be disturbed and do not represent how far into yards construction will go. The surveyors will stake points for construction fencing later next week. When the fencing is up, it will provide boundaries for the contractor to work within.

Tree Removal

Tree removal is scheduled to begin in late April, weather-dependent.  Two different colored dots have been placed on trees in or near the construction work zone. Pink colored dots have been placed on trees that are to be removed. Green colored dots have been placed on trees requiring limb pruning in order to provide adequate work space for the contractor. As stated during public meetings, a certified arborist will be on site for all tree removal/pruning.