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Look for one-lane traffic delays for another month or so on Belmont Av-enue as MEI continues installing the two-foot waterline between 14th and Avalon streets, said project foreman Joe Churnside. Looking into the 8-foot trench is Luke Maddox of the Hood River firm EIL Thursday at the Belmont curve near St. Charles Place. EIL inspects the depth and com-paction of pipeline installations. MEI workers attach ring-like devices known as restriction glands to pre-vent any shifting in the pipe at the angle, after it is buried. From left are Hunter Biernstein, Cory Fisher, and Je-remy Pierce. The project is the contin-uation of the city’s main waterline re-placement, which will involve exca-vation of the road to the east of 13th and then north to where it will con-nect to the city’s water storage facili-ty at Wilson and 11th streets.


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