UPDATE (October 21)
Due to all the heavy rain last week, Homer Chief Bob Pitman says the road closure on Clinton Street will be extended until Wednesday (October 23).
Just like last week, the street will be closed from North Main Street to Maple Avenue for gas line work, with a detour in place down Warren Street and Maple/Elm Avenues.
Local residential traffic will still be allowed in and out of the construction area.
ORIGINAL STORY (October 14)
Homer Police Chief Bob Pitman has announced a temporary road closure in place this week in order for DDS crews to continue replacing the village’s gas lines without interference from traffic.
Beginning Wednesday (October 16), Clinton Street will be closed from North Main Street to Maple Avenue.
A detour will be in place, directing traffic down Warren Street and Maple/Elm Avenues.
Local resident-only traffic will still be allowed into the work area.
Pitman said the closures should be over with by Friday (October 18).
According to Pitman, DDS Companies have already installed all of the 2” and 6” gas mains on Clinton Street and are currently working on North Main St.
They’ll continue along the street and and also onto Water Street, where the primary tie-in will take place.
As crews work to complete that tie-in on Water Street, Pitman says they’ll be “’gassing up” both today and tomorrow, which means gas services to those residing on Clinton Street will be next.
Pitman said the intent of the closures is to allow DDS crews to to work both sides of the road safely without interference from live traffic.