LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A three-point-five million dollar project will relocate a historic downtown Lafayette structure, but you've probably never seen it, as it is underground.
Crews will be relocating a more than 100 year old section of the Pearl River Sewer. The project will remove the brick arch sewer and replace it with a new, smaller main pipe.
Work will be completed along 7th Street between Main and South Streets.
Lafayette Renew Superintendent Brad Talley said around 2,400 of piping will be placed.
"We will install that pipe, that mainline pipe as well as reconnecting all of the lateral pipes from the downtown businesses," said Talley.
Talley said the project could also help with future development in this part of downtown.
"We'll open up a couple of areas that have currently just been parking lots. So those will be open more for some sort of development in the downtown area," said Talley.
Talley said work is scheduled to begin next month. The project is expected to be completed in January.