A middle section of Union Avenue slated for reconstruction this year

LACONIA — The stretch of Union Avenue between Gilford Avenue and Messer Street is scheduled to be reclaimed, reconstructed and repaved in two phases this years.

The project will include the replacement of the water main as well as sections of the natural gas, storm drainage and sanitary sewer piping. In addition, the sidewalks will be rebuilt on both sides of the roadway, which itself will be lined with granite curbing.

The project will be undertaken in two phases the first beginning in April and ending before Memorial Day and the second starting after the July 4th holiday and expected to be completed in October.

The Department of Public Works, Water Department and Liberties Utilities, which operates the natural gas service, plan extensive communication with all abutters and traffic control measures will be taken.