This project will consist of separating the combined sewer on Fourth Street (State Route 13) from National Drive to Granville Street at State Route 16. This work will replace old existing brick sewers with new sanitary and storm sewers. All waterlines will be replaced as well under separate financing. Some green infrastructure will be part of the project near the downtown area.
Purpose: Separate combined sewer
Funding: Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Development, Revenue Bonds.
Status: Currently on Phase 1: South 4th Street, between National Drive and Harrison Street
Designed by: Arcadis Engineering
As of 7-11-2022 The following closure is in effect. Beginning Monday, July 11th, the intersection of Locust, Granville and 5th Streets will be closed. See linked map for details and detour routing.
As of 5-9-2022 The following closure is in effect. Beginning Monday, May 9th, at 7:00 AM, West Locust Street, East of North 4th Street will be closed. North 4th Street will remain closed from West Locust Street to West Main Street. See attached map for details and detour routing (Phase 4D). This phase will last until Monday, May 23rd. Link to Phase 4D Closure Map
As of 5-23-2022 The following closure is in effect. Beginning Monday, May 23rd, at 7:00 AM, West Locust Street, West of North 4th Street will be closed. West Locust Street, East of North 4th Street will be open. North 4th Street will remain closed from East Locust Street to West Main Street. See attached map for details and detour routing (Phase 5). The closure of West Locust Street, West of North 4th Street, will last for approximately 6 months.
WHERE IS THE PROJECT? (click here for map)
The older combined sewer pipes will be separated into newer lines carrying stormwater in one pipe and sanitary sewer in the other pipe. In addition, all waterlines will be replaced. Some green infrastructure will be part of the project near the downtown area as well (click here for green infrastructure (GI) maps). Similar to the downtown square project, this project will provide the opportunity to improve upon the existing roadway network since the pavement and sidewalks will be demolished to install the underground infrastructure.
The goal of the transportation improvements is to reduce crashes within the project area approximately 30% and provide a more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly environment. The following improvements are expected to help achieve that goal:
Construction Begins: June 13, 2022
Duration: Approximately 4 Months
Construction Administrator: ODOT
Bid Amount: $1.45 Million
Funding: ODOT, City of Newark
*UPDATED Dec. 2020
Intersection Safety Study
WHEN WILL THE PROJECT OCCUR? *UPDATED Dec. 2020
HOW MUCH WILL THE PROJECT COST?