Main Street Overlay & Water Line Replacement Project

We are extending the life of Main Street, starting with this cost-effective project.

Work is scheduled to begin July 22, 2019, and continue through November 2019, on Main Street between Jefferson Street and 18th Street. Crews will be replacing 110-year-old water lines under the road and installing new asphalt. The roadway will be open to traffic, but drivers and pedestrians can expect some delays and possible detours.


The roadway is open, businesses are open, and there is access to all businesses during construction.

Project Overview

The City of Lewiston’s Public Works Department received a grant for this project from the State’s 2019 Local Strategic Initiatives program with a total award of $672,670.

While the road surface is rehabbed, we are using this opportunity to replace aging water lines. This will save the City money by doing the work now instead of waiting and reopening the surface later.

The water line replacement will result in increased fire flow to the downtown business district.

Grant funding for this project requires the work to be completed this year. City staff are working closely with the State to coordinate construction of this work while the State reconstructs the intersection of US-12/21st St./Main St. Completing these projects in coordination will keep the impacts to downtown businesses, commuters and pedestrians as low as possible.

M.L. Albright & Sons, Inc. will be conducting the work for this project.

Meet the Team

Alannah Bailey

Alannah Bailey is the City’s Engineering Project Supervisor for Transportation and Water-related projects. She works closely with the City Engineer and other staff to plan, organize and design a variety of activities related to the operation of City infrastructure and right of way. She oversees the Construction Coordinator and works diligently to keep property owners informed.

Kris Dugger

Under the Direction of the Engineering Project Supervisor, Kris Dugger, the Construction Coordinator for the City, is responsible for coordinating with utility providers, contractors and property owners prior to and during construction. You will regularly see him on site ensuring that work being done is in accordance with the approved plans and common construction practices.


The bulk of this project is being funded by the grant.

The remaining costs for this project will be paid from the Water and Waste Water Funds. Both funds are Enterprise Funds, which means the money can only be used toward projects related to water and waste water.