Drivers are likely to encounter delays on North High Street and Mill Street in East Haven in the coming months as Guerrera Construction Company, Inc., a contractor for the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, begins work on a new water transmission line.
Construction will start on Mill Street and progress south to the Army National Guard Training Center. During construction, Mill Street and North High Street may see alternating one-way traffic.
Drivers may want to seek alternate routes during daytime construction hours, typically between 7 AM and 5 PM, to avoid delays. Roads will be restored to regular operations during non-construction work hours.
The purpose of the new transmission main is to provide a more flexible supply of water to be better able to supply residences, businesses and fire-fighting needs in the event of a water main failure or other catastrophic event in the area. Three-thousand linear feet of water main will be installed along Mill Street followed by 8,500 linear feet of pipe to be installed along North High Street (Route 100).
The project cost is budgeted at $6.9 million and is expected to take one year to complete.
A public meeting will be held Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Haven Senior Center on Taylor Avenue to discuss the project and to answer questions residents or businesses in the area might have.