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Bedford Utilities Announce Street Closures on O street as Stormwater project to get underway

BEDFORD - FEBRUARY 24, 2023- Bedford Utilities have announced that O Street will be closed south of John Williams Boulevard to the alley between 10th Street and John Williams Boulevard the week of February 27, 20223– March 3rd 2023.



  • Entrance to Love On A Leash Grooming Parlor at 926 O St for customers will need to use 10th Street to enter and exit


  • Storage Express customers can use John Williams Blvd until construction moves north towards John Williams Blvd at which time access will be 10th St.


  • When construction begins in front of the entrance to Storage Express during the time period above, customers will need to use the Storage Express back entrance west of the entrance on O Street.


The road will be closed for excavating and existing manhole coring for a new piping connection and begin laying new 24 inch sanitary sewer pipe going north on O St to John Williams Blvd.


The City of Bedford received a transportation and stormwater grant to complete this project. Updates will be given weekly on the location of construction along the route.


We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation as we install this important new infrastructure for our City. If you have questions, please contact me at 812-275-1626 or email at madams@bedford.in.gov.


ABOUT THE PROJECT


The $ 3 Million Storm Water Minimization Project is now underway on Bedford's northside to alleviate flooding on 5th Street.



The $3,010,820 project was awarded to Mitchell & Stark Construction which has began work on O Street in Bedford.

The project will help alleviate street flooding during heavy rains.


During periods of heavy rain the water flows into the sanitary sewer system. The system being in need of repair, and the 24-inch sanitary sewer along O Street and P Streets from 5th Street to John Williams Blvd.


Bedford Utilities were awarded a grant from a storm water and transportation grant Indiana Finance Authority in the amount of $2,258,115.00 which is being matched from the Bedford Utilities in the amount of $752,705. " The problem there is a sanitary overflow at 5th Street. When it rains the sanitary sewer overflows and goes into the stormwater system. This overloads the stormwater system. Then the water on 5th Street has no place to go," says Misty Adams Bedford Utilites Director. " The construction company will begin their repairs on John Williams Blvd . first, and the project got started a little bit later than anticipated. Originally, we thought it would be completed in June but may be a little later," according to Adams. For breaking news, news and information go to lczephyr.org or like/follow us on Facebook.

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