MIDDLEBURY-Construction crews in downtown Middlebury will begin work on water sewer mains Friday, 11 p.m. to Saturdays 7 a.m. until complete.
Town Manager Bill Finger estimated the completion date to be on or around May 7.
The night work will occur along Bakery Lane and adjacent parking lots.
Water and sewer mains that traverse the lane need to relocated and replaced to make way for the new Cross Street Bridge scheduled to open in September.
The work will take place at night, according to Finger, in an effort to minimize adverse impacts on parking, traffic and local commerce.
Construction noise has an impact at night on nearby residents on both sides of Otter Creek, according to Finger.
"We have asked Engineer's Construction, Inc. to direct night lighting away from residences as much as possible and to minimize vehicle and equipment," Finger said as part of a public notice last week.
"Unfortunately, the 'beep-beep' of (vehicular) back-up alarms, that many folks find most annoying, is required by federal and state safety regulations."
The town, Phelps Engineering, and ECI are working together to get this phase of the project completed as soon as possible, Finger added.