Water service repairs on Moscow Main Street cause some delays

MOSCOW, ID - If you've driven through downtown Moscow this week, you may have experienced some delays.

The city's water department is in the process of replacing more than 40 water services along Main Street that have been in use since the 70's. It's all part of the Main Street Grind and Inlay Project, a three-phase project that will continue throughout the summer.

"It's basically a facelift for Main Street," said Moscow Street Maintenance Manager Tyler Palmer. "What we're trying to do is get Main Street to last longer."

Replacing the water services is the first step because the city wants to make sure the utilities are up-to-date before they lay the new asphalt. This means that sections of parking on Main will be periodically blocked-off, and drivers may experience minor detours due to lane closures. The water service repairs are expected to be completed by next month, and the city will begin working on the pavement shortly thereafter.