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Feb 14

Public Meeting for Hilton Village Residents

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 8:10 AM by Communications Department

Learn More on Main Street Storm Sewer Relocation Project

The City of Newport News Engineering Department is holding a public meeting for the residents of the Historic Hilton Village at the Main Street Library. The meeting is being held Wednesday, February 15 from 5 PM to 7 PM to provide information about the Main Street Storm Sewer Relocation project. Meeting facilitators will address questions or concerns from residents and other interested parties.
The construction is taking place on Ferguson Avenue, Main Street, and River Road. It will proceed through the Hilton Elementary school property to the James River. A new landscaping plan to revive the Ravine area will be coordinated with the current residents. The Main Street Storm Sewer Relocation project will consist of abandoning and flowable filling an existing 24 inch Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP) and rerouting that flow on Ferguson Ave. to the proposed 48 inch Reinforced Concrete Pipe that will continue along Main Street and River Road to the Ravine on School Property. Once the storm water gets to the ravine the flow will be conveyed to the James River through an existing 48 inch RCP pipe and a proposed 54 inch RCP.

The project will also include the installation of two rock jetties. These rock jetties will consist of a 54 inch RCP and 60 inch RCP and extend 60 to 70 feet into the James River. They will be anchored down and be covered completely with rip-rap. The Main Street Storm Sewer Relocation project is made possible due to collaboration amongst the City of Newport News, the Newport News Green Foundation, and the Friends of the James.

 Please contact Project Manager Marcus Clements at 757- 926-7341 or for additional information.