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Portion of Main Street closing 2 weeks for water pipe replacement
Main Street
Courtesy City of Gainesville

A portion of Main Street just off the downtown Gainesville square will be closed for two weeks this month.

The Department of Water Resources will be doing water main construction, with major work happening June 11-22 on the section of road between Broad and Spring streets, which is in front of Hunt Tower.

Workers will be replacing 100-year-old pipes, and the end result will also include a new, wider Main Street and sidewalks down both sides of Main and Broad streets.

There will be access to the parking deck and Hunt Tower parking lot. A sidewalk on at least one side of Main Street will remain open, with barrier fencing to keep pedestrians safe.

“Our contractor will have crews working around the clock to minimize the inconvenience of the construction,” said Jason Perry, design services section chief for the Department of Water Resources, who is overseeing the project. “We met with local business owners to explain the process, and we encourage people to continue to visit those businesses in spite of the construction.”

Temporary paving will be installed on the road until the Carroll Daniel Construction project at Jesse Jewell Parkway and Main Street is completed. At that point, final paving will be installed on Main, Broad and Maple streets.

Compiled from a city of Gainesville news release

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