West Francis Street construction project begins in a few weeks.
Written by Jesse Baroka on May 2, 2019
IRONWOOD – Those that live in the area of West Francis Street in Ironwood listened last night to how upcoming work will impact their neighborhood last night at a public listening session held last night at the Ironwood Memorial Building. Paul Anderson, a civil engineer with Coleman Engineering, said residents will experience some “inconveniences,” like lack of access to the driveway, but should not lose any utilities. The contractor for the project will hook up temporary water, so that while water main is shut down water service will continue. Bob Tervonen of the city’s water department says new pipes will be eight inches in diameter versus the current six inches and will improve water flow and will increase the city’s firefighting capabilities in the neighborhood affected. Work will start in the middle this month and continue until the end of July work along with crews replacing water and sanitary sewer mains, sidewalks and roads will also be replaced. This work will affect those in the in the 100th block of West Francis and one block on Lawrence between Francis and Coolidge Streets.