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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Kay and Water Street Construction Begins in October

Kay and Water Street construction

The City of Derby has contracted with Pearson Construction to reconstruct Kay and Water Streets west of K-15. The project will modernize the streets to an urban standard including curb and gutter, stormwater sewers and sidewalks.

Preliminary work has begun, including tree removal and underground utility work, which should not significantly impact traffic and property use. Waterline relocation work may result in temporary loss of water service to some residents and businesses in the area. Periodic road closures may be necessary at some locations; access to adjacent properties will be maintained.

In late October, more significant construction activity will begin at which time Water and Kay Streets will become one-way. Water Street from Madison Avenue to Market Street will be one-way southbound and Kay and Water Streets south of Market Street will be one-way west and north. See map.

The City anticipates the project will be complete in the fall of 2020. Construction in existing neighborhoods can present unforeseen challenges and weather always plays a factor in construction schedules. 

“This project was a recommendation in the West End Development Plan,” said Dan Squires, Director of Planning and Engineering. “The City’s goal is to encourage re-investment in the West End. The project will result in a much-needed upgrade to the transportation network as the City continues to invest in this area.”

If you have questions about the project, contact Assistant City Engineer or 788-6632 ext. 1255. See construction updates at

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