Phoenix Ave. Box Culvert and Waterline Replacement            (Design Phase)

Project Overview

The project will replace the Rio de Flag box culvert (which runs beneath Phoenix Avenue and the Zani building) with the appropriate conveyance structure and will update a 12” water main in Phoenix Avenue from Mikes Pike to Beaver Street.  Phoenix Avenue will be re-profiled, roadway surface drainage issues will be addressed, edge improvements will be made as needed and the roadway will be repaved. The existing waterline in this area is over 114 years old. This project is part of the City’s ongoing aging water infrastructure replacement program.

Cost: $1,750,000

Location: Phoenix Ave near the intersection with Beaver St.

Project Manager: Mac McNamara

Timeline: 95% design completed, construction scheduled for Spring, 2021 

Contractor: TBD, going to bid in Spring, 2021

Periodic Updates


  • First review of the Civil Plans has been completed and sent back to the consulting Design Engineer for revisions. 
  • A meeting was held in late September with city staff and the consulting Structural Engineer to discuss plans for rehabilitating the beam under Zani. 
  • A meeting was held in Late September with city staff and the design engineer to discuss strategy on construction logistics to mitigate impacts to businesses in the area. 
  • Construction would be targeted to begin in Spring of 2021. 

Cross section of Phoenix Ave. showing new 12” DIP waterline and box culvert