Relocation of Waterworks Road Almost Done

Nov 5, 2019

Credit EWSU

The City of Evansville says the relocation of Waterworks Road is nearly complete. 

Crews have built a new roadway and erected stoplights east of the current intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Waterworks.

In a release, the water and sewer utility says the new roadway will open later this week, weather permitting.

Officials say the old section of Waterworks Road will only be used as a temporary construction entrance and for access to the Water Filtration Plant, Levee Authority building, and Street Maintenance Department.

Once a new entrance and driveway to the municipal buildings are finished, the intersection of Vets Memorial and Shawnee Drive will become a three-way intersection.

The posted speed limit on the parkway has been reduced to 45 mph and rumble strips have been embedded to alert drivers to slow down.

About 1,400 feet of Waterworks Road is being relocated to bypass the area where a new pump station is under construction at the site of the former Kids Kingdom playground, and to make way for the replacement and relocation of water lines.

An overlook is planned on top of the pump station.

It’s part of the utility’s $729 million response to a federal mandate requiring the City of Evansville to comply with the Clean Water Act, and reduce sewer overflows into the Ohio River, Pigeon Creek, and Bee Slough.