An intersection in downtown Evansville will be closed as crews work to relocate waterlines.

Evansville Water System

There seems to always be something going on with the waterlines in the city of Evansville. We have seen businesses closed down because customers couldn't access stores and restaurants due to water and sewer work. We've seen sinkholes open up all over the city from Franklin Street on the west side to the new brick portion of Bob Jones Way downtown.

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Relocating Waterlines

Expect to be rerouted if you travel Southeast Second Street in downtown Evansville. According to Evansville Water and Sewer Utility, they plan to relocate waterlines under the street, causing the closure of one of the intersections.

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Rerouting Traffic

According to a post made to Facebook, crews will be working at the intersection of 2nds Street and Vine Street forcing the closure of that intersection to traffic. Evansville Water and Sewer Utility say that if the weather cooperates, they expect the intersection to be closed for a period of fourteen days.

The intersection at 2nd Street and Vine Street will be closed for approximately 14 days starting November 30, weather permitting. The closure is for waterline relocation.

Finding an Alternate Route

The intersection will be closed beginning Wednesday, November 30, 2022. If the work goes well, and they are able to reopen the intersection after fourteen days, then it is expected to be reopened around December 14, 2022. In the meantime, motorists should opt for an alternate route to reach their destinations.

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Getting Around

If you need a little help navigating the seemingly never-ending barrage of construction cones, barrels, and barricades around the city of Evansville you might want to consider using the WAZE app. Back in 2021, the city partnered with the mobile map app to keep closed routes in the city noted for drivers using the app.

[Source: Evansville Water and Sewer Utility]

See How Downtown Evansville Has Changed Over the Years

I find looking back on the way things used to be fascinating. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I'm living through the current time period. The conveniences of answering any question we have in seconds, or ordering practically anything we want or need and having it delivered to our doorstep is pretty sweet. But, there is something fun about seeing how things around us have evolved. As an Evansville native, and spending quite a bit of my time in downtown Evansville (that's where the station is located), I've always appreciated the older architecture of the buildings around the area. So, I dug into the Willard Library Archives to see how a few of those areas look now compared to then. Some have changed a little, others quite a bit, and a few don't even exist any more. Take a look.





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