We don’t know why there are so many songs about rainbows, but they sure do brighten up an otherwise ugly construction zone.
Congratulations to Emily Heymann, whose photo of a rainbow over South Main Street was one of five recognized by Waterbury Works. The complete list of winners is at bit.ly/augustwinners.
Water will be shut off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday for South Main Street customers between Elm Street and Park Row. Properties on Elm Street will not be affected because they are on a separate water line. For the same reason, businesses in the Village Market and Kinney Drugs plaza will not be affected.
A storm-drainage structure will be installed on Main Street at the intersection with Elm Street. There will be a day — which day still to be determined — of excavation for storm drains on Foundry Street.
Between Park Row and Batchelder Street, new water line connections have been completed, as has the road cut for this section.
Water line work will continue between Batchelder Street and Demeritt Place, so keep water on hand and flush those lines if you lose service. In addition, contractors will be making the final road cut in this section.
Crews have completed shoulder work throughout the paving project. Work is expected to continue Thursday and Friday, and resume for the week on Sunday. Work will be performed between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., and drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic and delays. Good news, though — the work is expected to be completed in October.
Paving continues on the southbound lanes between Exit 10 in Waterbury and Exit 8 in Montpelier. For the most part, the work will occur at night, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.; however, there might be day work between Exit 10 and Exit 9 in Middlesex.
Bridge joints, permanent line striping and miscellaneous project cleanup remain to be completed. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.
• For questions about the work in Waterbury, contact Barb Farr at 888-3810, 244-4300 or email@example.com. For questions about the work on I-89, contact Natalie Boyle at 855-3893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.