Starting June 15, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities contractor will replace and extend an existing 8-inch sewer pipe that serves several downtown businesses near the Trade Street/John Street intersection in the heart of downtown Matthews.

The project, expected to last up to two weeks, will involve a 4-day traffic detour from June 15-18, between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. The new sewer pipe needs to be replaced to alleviate service problems with the existing line. Building the new line a little bit longer than the current one will allow additional downtown businesses an alternative way to connect to the system and enhance their existing sewer service. […]