City Celebrates Start of Basin 3

Officials from the City of Shelton celebrated the start of the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project Friday afternoon with a ground breaking ceremony. The Basin 3 project will replace old, failing sewer system infrastructure in the northern section of the downtown area. The project will also eliminate the current inflow and infiltration issues, dramatically improve the city’s wastewater management system and pave two miles of streets. Craig Gregory is Director of Public Works for the City.

The nearly $6 Million cost of this project is fully funded through a combination of competitive grants and direct state appropriations thanks to 35th District Legislators Senator Tim Sheldon and State Representatives Drew MacEwen and Dan Griffey. Each attended Friday’s ceremony and said a few words.

Senator Tim Sheldon:

Representative Drew MacEwen:

Representative Dan Griffey:

Shelton Mayor Gary Cronce was also instrumental in getting the project fully funded.

Work is set to start in April. Crews will be working Monday through Thursday 7 AM to 5:30 PM. Residents and businesses will be notified in advance of any sewer repairs that will directly affect their property. Motorists will encounter periodic road closures and there will be some parking restrictions.

The project area is bordered by Northcliff Road to the north, Alder Street to the south, Front Street to the east and for the most part to 7th Street to the west except for two blocks along Alder and Birch streets between 9th and 11th streets.

The lowest bidder for the Basin 3 project was Pivetta Brothers Construction Inc. out of Sumner.

More information on the project can be found by clicking here.