Berryville town officials are planning preventative repairs for their sewer main to avoid further damage to the old pipes.
Officials say the line in need of repairs runs under Main Street, between Church Street and First Street.
The project will cost the town about $180,000 and will serve to fix the existing cracks in the the old pipes, as well as prevent new ones.
Mayor Patricia Dickinson says the work will be done in three segments, in order to minimize the disruption to traffic. She acknowledge that some people will be temporarily inconvenienced, but hopes residents who live on Main Street can be patient.
“It’s something that has to be done,” said Dickinson. “The longer you let it go, the worse it gets and then the more expensive it is to repair.”
Dickinson expects the work to begin in October, before the cold weather sets in.