LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Crews are continuing to work on the multi-million dollar Durkees Run Project in Lafayette.
Earl Avenue has been closed from the beginning, but Water Pollution Control Superintendent Brad Talley said it's expected to be open soon.
"That should be done by the end of next week," Talley said. "The latest would be the week after. Once that's done this road will be open two ways."
The project is being completed in phases.
First was the intersection of Main Street and Earl Avenue causing a number of headaches for drivers.The next major intersection to close is Kossuth Street and Earl Avenue.
"That will be sometime right after Thanksgiving and should be done sometime the first of the year," Talley said.
Right now, Talley said Central Street is currently closed at Earl Avenue. He said once the project is complete near Kossuth Street crews will start working to connect the storm water park near Jeff High School to other part of the project near Main Street and Earl Avenue.
"We'll start back at State Street and work our way back here to Main and Earl Streets," Talley said. "We'll bring the 118 inch pipe from the Jeff High School area down to Main Street."
Crews hit a few speed bumps while working on the first phase of the project hitting a number of gas lines. Talley said said phase two is moving right along.
"Everything has been going fairly smooth this round. The utilities are getting their stuff relocated, so everything is going fairly smooth right at the moment," Talley said.
The improvements made to the storm and sanitary system are expected to save the city more than $9 million a year. The project is expected to be complete in March.
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