Richmond Street and Chestnut Street Get New Waterlines

The much anticipated Richmond Street waterline project has begun. Painesville City’s largest road project set for 2018 is the waterline replacement and resurfacing of Richmond Street to Sanford Street, costing an estimated $2.1 million.


Terrance Construction has completed one phase of the project, replacing 1,000 feet of 53-year-old cast iron water line with plastic (PVC) waterline. The replacement phase is expected to be completed in June, with ODOT running the resurfacing that is scheduled for completion in the fall.


Part two of the waterline replacement project will start at Chester Street and terminate at East Erie Street. 16 inch plastic (PVC) waterline will replace 3,000 feet of 56-year-old cast iron waterline.


This section of waterline is a vital transmission main to the eastern portion of Painesville City and an indirect water supply to the Chestnut Street tank and pump station. The project will improve water quality, fire protection and water service reliability to residents.


The Chester Street waterline project is expected to conclude on June 15.