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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:07 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

Construction began the week of Jan. 13 on a water booster station in the Summit Ridge neighborhood. Work on a ground-level reservoir began last week.

The city is building the new water reservoir to accommodate growth on the western edge of town.

Papillion has worked with the homeowners association and the sanitary improvement district board of trustees to minimize impacts of building in the neighborhood.

Residents can expect an increase in traffic through the neighborhood during construction, said city spokesman Darren Carlson.

The city has stayed in contact with Summit Ridge residents to discuss the projects. Before building, the city asked for input and feedback from residents and applied it where possible.

The water reservoir will be a domed reservoir that is taller than the surrounding homes. It will hold up to 5 million gallons of water. The booster station will resemble a house.

“We’re doing our best to build a project that can blend into the neighborhood,” Carlson said.

The total construction cost for the project is about $4.5 million, with the booster station costing $1.9 million and the reservoir tank costing $2.5 million.

The city awarded two separate contracts for the projects. The contract for the booster station was awarded to Blair-based Eriksen Construction Co. Inc. The contract for the reservoir was awarded to Preload Inc.

The project is expected to be finished no later than Dec. 31.

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