Construction is set to begin in late October 2019 and be completed by summer 2020.
Only one lane is to be open in the active project area. The active project area is only where construction is occurring on a given day, and the length of the project area should not be more than 200 feet. Flaggers will be onsite directing traffic.
About the Project
This project will replace an existing 8″ pipe which was built in 1927. A new 8-inch water main will be constructed from South Lynne Street to South Kent Street, and a new 12-inch water main will be constructed from South Kent Street to South Eads Street. The overall goal for the proposed water mains is to improve the fire flow and provide adequate capacity to support demand in the neighborhood.
The water main replacement is part of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) efforts to replace the old unlined cast iron pipes which are subjected to internal and external corrosion that causes rusty water and reduces the fire flow fighting capacity.
About the Process
This project involves the replacement of infrastructure along the same corridor and the construction will cause some water services disruptions throughout the duration of the project. These disruptions will not be for an extended period. Advance notice will be given to residents prior to any water disruption. Most work will be done during working hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be some night work for service transfers to minimize disruption to businesses.
The 23rd Street S. Water Main Replacement Project is budgeted in the utilities portion of the FY 2019 – FY 2028 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).