The City of Ottawa utilities Department announced this week that replacing the water pipes on Main Street has been delayed a few weeks.

David Buehler, assistant utilities director, said the contractor ran into a snag getting the stainless bolts, which will move the start of the project to Aug. 6. Buehler said the contractor has been bringing supplies and equipment and may start pavement sawing at anytime.

The project will replace water pipes from the Marais des Cygnes River to Fifth Street on Main, on both sides of the street. The city announced earlier it would start from the bridge and work south one block at a time. Main Street traffic would be limited to one lane in the affected areas, city officials said. The project is slated to run for 165 working days.

City officials said during this time downtown parking may be limited and residents should use the side streets and city parking lots to park.