Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — BARKER —Phase 2 of the Village of Barker Water System Improvements Project will begin on Monday and is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.
The $749,721 project was awarded to Milherst Construction, Inc. of Clarence Center. The village received a rural development grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The first phase was completed two years ago.
The purpose of the project is to replace the existing undersized and aged water mains, valves, hydrants and water services. The Phase 2 project area includes Quaker Road between West Somerset Road and Haight Road; Main Street; Church Street and Woodward Avenue.
Residents will notice a dramatic improvement when the project is finished. The static water pressures will be increased and fire flows will improve throughout the village’s water system, according to Jason Foote, the village engineer.
The contractor will install a new water service between the new water main and road right-of-way line where a connection to the existing water service piping will be made. The project will generate periodic disruptions to water service and the contractor and village will make every effort to notify affected customers in advance. However, there are times when notification is not possible due to an emergency situation.
Temporary road closures may be necessary to complete the water main work. However, it is expected the road will be opened to traffic at the end of the work day.
Villagers with questions can contact Foote at Chatfield Engineers at (585) 227-6040 or the Village Office at 795-3777.