Downtown Montgomery's underground construction work is booming

Downtown Montgomery's underground construction work is booming
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - At the corner of Coosa and Bibb in Downtown Montgomery, workmen dug deep and made  preparations for a new gas line and they're not alone.

"Well, we have about three or four going on right now," Montgomery Water Works General Manager.

Buddy Morgan of Montgomery Water Works says they've spent $200,000 so far repairing old sewer lines and putting down new ones.

"Some of this infrastructure is well over a hundred years old and we got brick sewers down here look as good as the day they were put in," said Morgan.

Alabama Power is in on the action as well.

"The work we're doing is maintaining and upgrades in particular areas," said Mike Jordan of Alabama Power.

And there's Troy Cable laying down 40 miles worth of new fiber lines snaking their way through downtown.

It's all done because of new construction such as hotels, loft apartments and upgrades.

"With all the resurgence going on, I know the gas company, power company and cable they were finding more demand for those needs and it requires what's going on," said Morgan.

Spires Gas says it started upgrading underground natural gas lines in 2017 in downtown and by the end of May of this year, Spires will have installed more than six miles worth of new lines.

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