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Canal Street construction

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CONSTRUCTION:If you’ve been downtown this week, you may have noticed part of Canal Street closed due to construction.
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SEWER: The sewer main is located in the southern lane 22 feet under Canal Street.
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DIGGING: The sewer portion was started Monday and finished on Tuesday.
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PRIVATE:Gilman stated the construction project was private and that no public money was involved.

By Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com

If you’ve been downtown this week, you may have noticed part of Canal Street closed due to construction.

In response to a Plain Dealer request Wednesday, the city of Wabash referred questions to Wabash Woollen Works owner Lisa Gilman.

In response to a Plain Dealer request Thursday, Gilman stated she owned the buildings at 78 and 80 W. Market St.

“I did a major restoration. The restoration required new water main to the building. The old sewer hookup was obsolete and that had to be redone as well because they were very old and no longer met the requirements for the new use,” she stated.

Gilman stated the sewer main is located in the southern lane 22 feet under Canal Street.

“We had to dig very carefully to reach it as there were other pipes in the way that the utility locators did not know existed,” she stated.

Gilman stated the sewer portion was started Monday and finished on Tuesday.

“Then the water connection was started. That should be completed very soon. The asphalt contractor will repave the areas where we had to excavate,” she stated.

Gilman stated the construction project was private and that no public money was involved.

In a Friday morning statement to the Plain Dealer, Gilman stated Canal Street was once again open.

“Everything looks great,” she stated.