A duct bank installed last week behind the Akeley Memorial Building is being hooked up to secondary conduits this week, Stowe officials say.

Those conduits will house wires for the five companies that now use the utility poles in Stowe village, and the wires that now line Main Street will be underground, beneath new village sidewalks.

Relocation of utility lines will begin this year; the first to be moved belong to the Stowe Electric Department, said Harry Shepard, the town’s public works director.

This week, Dale E. Percy Inc., the Stowe-based company hired to reconstruct the sidewalks and install the duct bank, will keep working on new concrete sidewalks on both sides of South Main Street and the east end of Main Street.

On Thursday or Friday, brick pavers will be installed on the north side of Main Street between TD Bank and Mountain Road.

In general, two lanes of traffic will be maintained except for short periods when one-way, one-lane alternating traffic is required. No road closures requiring detours are anticipated this week.

On Monday, Aug. 12, town officials say a southbound lane closure and detour on Mountain Road at Weeks Hill Road is likely, as is the closure of School Street between Main and Pond street Aug. 13-15, and a southbound lane closure of Route 100/Maple Street with detour at West Hill Road Aug. 22-23.

Questions about the project: Chris Jolly at 253-6153 or cjolly@stowevt.gov.

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