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West Main Street Updates

Posted on: September 30, 2022

West Main Updates 9/30

Another successful week of construction on the City of Troy W Main St. - Phase 1 Improvements project is behind us. Most importantly, the underground work that required the Elm St closure is complete and Elm St is now back open!

The majority of work completed this week was on the new underground storm sewer system. Nearly 500 feet of 36" diameter storm pipe was installed. This storm sewer has the capacity to hold up to 26,000 gallons of rain water! All of this storm sewer infrastructure being installed will help reduce pooling water along the Main St corridor. 

In addition to the new storm sewer, the contractor installed perforated underdrain pipe on the North side of Main St. This pipe collects the water under the street that you don't see. Asphalt is a porous material that does allow small amounts of water to travel through. While the amount of water is indeed minimal it is still important to provide an outlet for the water. The perforated underdrain pipes collect this water and direct it to a nearby catch basin. Without these underdrains, any water that would accumulate under the asphalt and curbs would cause premature failures and maintenance headaches. 

It is important to note much of the work performed so far on the project is buried underground. All of these underground improvements are crucial to the project's success. Over the next couple of weeks and as we head into the Fall and Winter months, you will see more surface work completed meaning the curbs, sidewalks, etc. 

We hope you've found these construction updates informational and helpful. Your continued patience and understanding during construction of this important project is very much appreciated. As always, for more information please visit or submit your questions via email to: