Motorists in Greenville encountered detours Tuesday on Beaumont Avenue from Elm to Asbury Streets.
Bill Grider, Greenville superintendent of public works, told WGEL the work is being done to connect city water mains to water mains at Greenville Commons, the apartment complex being constructed on the site of the old Greenville Junior High on Beaumont.
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The road remains closed Wednesday while borings are made under roads. It is expected the streets will reopen Wednesday afternoon.
Grider said the water line work will be a benefit to many living outside of the apartment complex. He said it will increase the water quality and water pressure.
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The city agreed to do the water connection work as part of the agreement with the apartment complex developer.