By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Needles City Manager Rick Daniels (Information and Press Release):
Needles, California: The City of Needles announces work on replacing and repairing water lines along Washington Street and Fairmount Street, and repaving along East Broadway will begin today.
Pictures: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
According to Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, today the Needles Public Utility Authority began replacing and repairing 8 water lines in Washington and Fairmount Streets and repaving a 1525’ portion of East Broadway from Smith Road to Ice Plant Road.
The funds are provided by water user fees paid by water customers.
The work on Broadway finalizes a State of California Water Department funded addition ($325,000) of a second pressurized water main from the well fields along the Colorado River to the reservoirs on the southern hills of the City.
The new water main was necessitated by the D Street blowout in January 2020 which closed the only pressurized water main.
The second line increases water security for the City of Needles.
Once the water lines are completed Washington Street will be rebuilt with a new layer of asphalt. The paving is funded by the Marijuana Tax approved by the Needles voters in 2012.
These projects are part of an overall $3M road and water program to upgrade the City and NPUA infrastructure approved by the City Council.
“These infrastructure investments are long overdue and exciting to watch being completed” said Mayor Jeff Williams.
Motorists should drive with caution through the area as there will be a lot of construction vehicle and workers working along the roadway.
ZachNews has learned that this section of water line and road work could be completed by as soon as Wednesday with paving finishing the work, then crews will move to the next section of Washington Street near Needles High School and so on.