Starting in May, the Aquarion Water Company will begin work to strengthen the resiliency of the existing Southwest Regional Pipeline with the installation of a new water pipeline.
The new 36-inch diameter water main will parallel the existing water main located in Route 106, Silvermine Road. The New Canaan phase of the project will begin at Valley Road and proceed approximately 1.6 miles southwest to Clapboard Hill. Future phases of the work will connect portions of the pipe previously constructed. The final project will connect the Belden Hill Tanks in Wilton to Farm Road in New Canaan.
During the New Canaan phase of the project, Eversource Gas will be installing approximately 1.6 miles of 16-inch gas pipeline to improve system resiliency between New Canaan and Wilton and increase the availability of gas supply options.
Construction will begin in May 2023 and end in December. Construction, performed by Burns Construction, will occur Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. The roadway will remain open to school buses and emergency vehicles. All other vehicular traffic will follow traffic control and posted detour routes. The work on Littlebrook Road will be done in the summer during school recess.
Project updates will be posted weekly on Aquarion’s website at www.aquarionwater.com/infrastructure-projects.