A full road closure along State Road 19 is planned during the month of July in Cicero. Starting on or after July 7th, both lanes of State Road 19 will be closed from Spring Street to Brinton Street to make repairs to the storm water and sewer systems in Cicero. “The contractor has planned this final phase of the project for the last so all efforts could be concentrated on completing this after the fourth festivities and before school started back up in August,” stated Keith Bryant, Town’s Engineer with United Consulting. Detours are planned for the area being effected and access to the businesses and residents will still remain.
The last phase of a the Town’s 1.1 Million Dollar Stormwater and Sewer separation project will be the one along the State Road 19 corridor. The Town has worked with United Consulting for the past several years to identify ways to lessen the impact of stormwater on the sewer system and waste water treatment plant. “We are sympathetic to the local residents and businesses that will be effected by this closure,” explained Brett Foster, Town Council Member. “It will be better for everyone in the long term. A lot of key points of concern in our infrastructure have been identified through this corridor that have never been addressed. This will have a big impact on the Town’s ability to handle future growth with expanding our existing waste water plant”
The Town’s Engineer estimates this overall project will relieve a substantial percentage of the flow the waste water treatment plant is forced to handles during a storm event. Preventing the storm water from infiltrating the sewer system will alleviate strain on the waste water plant and save the Town of Cicero money at the same time. Several key phases of construction have already been addresses around the community.