The emergency repairs on the water mains in the worst-affected are of Longview are scheduled to start on Monday. The City of Longview announced yesterday that Advanced Excavating Specialists of Longview has been selected to do the work, replacing water mains on Beech Street from 14th to 20th Avenue, and in the alley between 16th and 17th from Beech to Nichols Boulevard. The work is being prompted by the water quality issues caused by pipe scale in that part of town, collected in old mains that are between 70 to 90 years old. Work is going to start on Beech Street and 14th, working in stages and connecting customer services to the new mains as soon as possible. Crews plan to work six days per week, and the current schedule projects that the work will be done no later than January 11th of next year. Remaining work, pavement repairs, clean-up and final restoration is projected to be done by March of next year. Lane closures can be expected on Oregon Way, Beech and Baltimore; pipe installation across Oregon Way will be done at night, to try and minimize traffic disruption. Business access will be maintained. You’re advised to use alternate routes to avoid delays; cost of the project is estimated to be $1.65 million, and will be paid for out of the Water Department Capital Projects Fund.