Drainage improvements at Williston School to close portion of 10th Street temporarily
A portion of 10th Street will be closed starting this week while a major drainage improvement project is underway at Williston Middle School. The closure will begin Wednesday and is expected to last up to four weeks. It will extend from just south of the 10th/Ann Street intersection southward approximately 400 feet to just before the southern entrance to the city’s Fit For Fun and Boxing/Fitness Center. The northern entrance to the center will be closed during this period. The southern entrance on 10th Street, accessible from Castle Street, will remain open.
This full road closure is necessary so crews can install new drainage pipes in a project that, when complete later this year, will alleviate flooding at Williston Middle School. The $550,000 project involves re-routing drainage around the school and installing larger pipes to prevent flooding that has been occurring at the school. The new location of the pipes will also make the system easier to access.