The intersection of East Olive and North Hamilton Avenue in Salem will be closed beginning Monday for sanitary sewer mainline replacement.
The work is part of a $361,464 project to replace an old failing concrete sewer line from near Shelby and Main to near the Clark and Jefferson Street intersection.
Public Works Director John Pruden says 1,000 feet of sewer line has already been installed mostly along town creek from Main Street to the Olive and Hamilton intersection. If the weather cooperates, the final portion of the project could be completed in about three weeks.
Pruden says the Olive and Hamilton intersection will be closed for about a week. While no through traffic will be allowed, residents who need to use the intersection to reach their homes will be allowed to get through. Pruden says the city apologizes for any inconvenience.
Once this project is complete, there will be a new main sanitary sewer line from north of the high school to the sewage treatment plant on the south side of town.
Pruden says the portion of the line that runs north of the high school is newer and may not have to be totally replaced. The line runs to near Lakeview Estates. A final decision on needed repairs has not yet been made.