Manchester’s Highway 13 Street Improvement Project could be affected by changes caused by COVID-19.
The street project started last week on River Street. Crews are upsizing the water main to a 12-inch water main from Butler Street down Main and along River Street to the four main corners downtown, with plans to eventually close the four main corners of Main and Franklin as they work on that intersection.
But with stores closing and fewer traffic due to COVID-19, City Manager Tim Vick says there is the question of whether or not to close the intersection earlier than planned.
COVID-19 is already impacting the City with the closures of City Hall and other city facilities, but Vick says they’ve got a good plan in place.
He says Manchester residents can still make payments and contact City staff if needed.
The City of Manchester issued an Emergency Proclamation last week in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, encouraging residents to abide by the social distancing guidelines. And Vick says overall, the town’s been doing really well at keeping their distance and preventing the potential spread of the virus.
And the City has rolled out a new alert system this past week. If you would like Manchester information and alerts sent directly to you, just text the number 52057 to 69310.