North Wales Borough

Elm Avenue -  Sewer Main Replacement Project

 This project will take place on Elm Avenue between Main Street and West Street. It includes sewer main and lateral replacements and storm water improvements. Click here for a map of the work area.

Project Update - Last updated 11-14-2022

Sewer main reconstruction continues on Elm Avenue, between the intersections of Center and Swartley Streets. When construction activity enters into the Swartley Street intersection and continues toward Main Street, the entrance drive to Elm Court will be restricted. We have received permission from the adjacent property owner to allow ingress and egress through the emergency access in Elm Court which will take you to Center Street. We ask that you use this travel access with caution and only after the gate is opened. We anticipate that it will only be two days in duration.

No parking on Elm Avenue will be permitted and if necessary, cars may be towed. Residents on Elm Street are being asked to park in the Authority parking lot on Pennsylvania Avenue for the duration of the project. Please see this parking map.

For your safety, please avoid the construction activity areas whenever possible. Also please keep all children a safe distance from the construction activity and equipment.

Work Details

This Project includes the replacement of approximately 1,900 feet of 15-inch clay main with 15-inch PVC main. The renewal of thirty-nine sanitary sewer laterals and 6 manholes. The project also includes installation of 945 feet of storm sewer main, 15 storm sewer structures and complete paving overlay of the project limits. The estimated completion date for the project is May 1, 2023.

The Authority's contractor for this project is Joao & Bradley Construction Co, Inc. Work will be done Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. During this time there will be intermittent water service interruptions, limited on-street parking and periodic road closures. We will work with Joao & Bradley Construction Co, Inc. to keep any inconveniences to a minimum.

Please check back for progress reports.

Project Background

The sewer main being renewed is 15-inch vitrified clay pipe and was installed in 1914. This replacement is part of the Authority's continued efforts to reduce its Infiltration and Inflow, reducing excess storm water and ground water from entering into the sanitary sewer collection system.