The digging started Monday, March 23, on the Hamilton water main replacement project along Big Corral Road east of town. The old steel water line had major leaks and is being replaced by a larger PVC pipe. The line brings water from a city water tank just off Golf Course Road.

Big Corral Road is closed to all but local traffic until late spring or early summer. Crews need to complete trenchwork under area ditches before the irrigation canals are turned on later this spring. Traffic is being detoured to Kurtz Lane. If local driveways are closed during the project, they will be reopened at the end of each work day.