MOHAWK — Detour signs are in place and a portion of West Main Street in Mohawk is closed as work on the West Main Street culvert project continues.
Superintendent of Public Works Mike Shedd told the village board Monday some power lines would have to be de-energized during the project and he had spoken with those who would be affected.
Some board members said they had received calls complaining about the road closure, which was announced last month. Temporary traffic signals were set up on West Main Street east of the intersection with Warren Road in the village allowing for alternating one-lane traffic starting Oct. 26. The street was closed Monday and the construction schedule calls for that section of road to be closed to all traffic until Nov. 21.
Shedd reported he had received a few complaints about the condition of Warren Road, but has explained to callers that the village is planning to repair the road in its entirety in the spring, using Consolidated Highway Improvement Program funds.
The new culvert is scheduled to be in place before winter, but the old one will not be filled in until spring. Final paving could also be delayed until spring.
Village officials hope the new box culvert will eliminate the flooding problem in the area of West Main and Warren streets.
The village received approval for federal highway funds for the project to relocate and enlarge the culvert at West Main Street and Warren Road and had expected to have the project completed last year, but meeting the requirements for the grant funding took longer than expected.