Work is continuing on the Hwy. 29 North water project that will connect Madison County to Franklin County water lines.
Industrial authority director Marvin White told the IDA Monday night that crews are working to bore a water line under the Hudson River at the bridge between the two counties and should be finished this week.
Work is also progressing on the other end of the project along Hwy. 98 West to Irvin Kirk Road. White said Tuesday that work is slow in this area due to water, cable and other utility lines located there. Once this phase is completed, the crews will run lines down Irvin Kirk Road to connect with Hwy. 29 north of Danielsville.
Work on this project is expected to be complete by June.
Also Monday night, the IDA heard that the EPD (Environmental Protection Department) has approved plans for a county-wide sewer system. White said that while there are no plans, or funds, for such a comprehensive system in the near future, having the plans approved will allow county officials to work on any portion of the plan at a time.
A citizen who lives in the Booger Hill – Moon’s Grove Church Road area asked about obtaining county water for his property, due to well problems. White said the IDA has no plans to establish water lines in this area in the near future.
The board voted to move its February business meeting from the third Monday (Feb. 18) to Monday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m.