Work to begin on relocating water mains in downtown Anderson

May 1—ANDERSON — The Board of Public Works has approved the notice to proceed for the relocation of four watermains in Athletic and Edgewater Parks.

Culy Contracting LLC was awarded a contract in the amount of $2,164,487.

The city received $1.5 million in state READI grant funds for the project.

Ryan Paschal with the Anderson Water Pollution Control Department said there are three water lines that run through Edgewater Park and one through Athletic Park.

The notice to proceed indicates the Edgewater Park work has a substantial completion date of Oct. 10, 2024.

The Athletic Park work has a completion date of March 29, 2025.

Paschal said the work includes the changing of the elevation for a new interceptor sewer that will run along the White River to Scatterfield Road.

The work is all part of planned improvements to Athletic Park.

The administration of Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. is working with HWC Engineering on the preliminary design for the project to include construction and financing.

The preliminary design includes an entry plaza and café, playgrounds, an aquatic center, rock climbing, performance stage and great lawn, and connections to existing trails.

The proposal includes a Ferris wheel, several different water features and playground areas designed for different age groups.

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