Water Upgrades For St. J Street

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water breakSAINT JOHNSBURY – Water, sewage and road repairs are about to come to Frost Avenue. At last night’s Selectboard meeting, members spoke extensively about the projects that will impact some residents along the street.

The project is projected to cost just under $100,000, and was proposed after homeowners on the avenue began sending complaints to the town offices about sewage and water issues.


The town plans to start work soon, and according to Town Manager Chad Whitehead, the water and sewer portion of the construction will be completed by the end of December. After the winter will come the paving and resurfacing, which will complete the smaller-scale project.

Given Frost Avenue’s relatively small size and low number of properties that run adjacent to it, Whitehead is confident that the project will go smoothly.

“It’s fairly simple, fairly straightforward. There’ll be minimal impact on users, knock on wood, everything should go fine”, said Whitehead.

This set of infrastructure upgrades comes after a year of water main problems plaguing the town. Whitehead maintains that this project is completely unrelated to these events, and goes back to residents complaints about poor water pressure.