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Deteriorated water main discovered in downtown Nampa

Posted: 11:24 AM, Jul 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-20 17:24:29Z
Deteriorated water main found in downtown Nampa
Deteriorated water main found in downtown Nampa

Nampa officials recently discovered an isolated section of badly deteriorated water main pipe on 2nd Street South. The water main is located under the south side of the roadway between 14th Avenue South and 16th Avenue South and must be replaced before the roadway can be repaved. 

“City water department employees investigated and quickly determined the line was badly compromised and in need of immediate repair. The discovery of the deteriorated water line is positive in the long-run as it means the city won’t be faced with an emergency road repair in the future, but also means the project may experience a delay while crews replace the pipe,” said Nampa spokeswoman Amy Bowman. 

“We are committed to completing the improvements to 2nd and 3rd Streets South as quickly as possible,” said Assistant City Engineer Jeff Barnes.

The project should be completed by late August, officials said; however, the work to replace the water main could take up to two weeks to complete and may delay the repaving of 2nd Street South. 

“The replacement of the water line will not affect work on 3rd Street South. Crews started to pave the roadway between 16th Avenue South and 12th Avenue South this week,” Bowman said.

Work on the project includes upgrading underground utilities and installing sidewalks and corners to fit Downtown Historic Streetscape Standards and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Businesses in the area are still open during construction. 

Idaho Materials and Construction of Nampa is the contractor for the $2.8 million project