Council to consider spring water main improvement projects

Fayetteville City Council members will consider a proposal for three water main improvement projects at the next regular meeting on March 19.

The projects total about $1.5 million and include work on Thomas Avenue, South Sang Avenue, and Pleasant Woods Drive. Funding would come through the water system rehabilitation and replacement project budget in the city’s Water and Sewer Fund.

Thomas Avenue

The Thomas Avenue project includes installation of approximately 1,980 linear feet of a 12-inch water main west of Razorback Road. The main runs underneath Thomas Avenue from Hotz Drive to Maple Street. It’s the final phase of a project to remove water mains from the Razorback Road area near Razorback Stadium. The University of Arkansas will provide curb and gutter stormwater improvements and a sidewalk. The city’s Transportation Services Division will overlay the roadway. The project is expected to take six months to complete.


South Sang Avenue

Work on South Sang Avenue includes upgrading the existing 6-inch water main to the city’s minimum required size of 8 inches. Approximately 600 linear feet of main will be replaced along South Sang Avenue from Old Farmington Road to Mitchell Drive. Official said the section of older main is subject to frequent leaks and breaks that disrupt the water service as well as the roadway in front of Ramay Junior High. The project is expected to take two months to complete.


Pleasant Woods Drive

The Pleasant Woods Drive project includes installation of approximately 530 linear feet of an 8-inch water main to connect two dead end lines and create a loop along Pleasant Woods Drive. The city and contractors will work with residents to replace PVC service lines with copper lines. City staff said the project will improve water service to the apartments and create a better grid for fire protection.


From the city:

Pending approval from City Council, the Thomas Avenue project will begin first (late April/early May) to fit the University’s schedule. Property owners and residents should be aware that weather may delay project timelines. Additionally, many utility companies (cable, telephone, gas, electric) also work on these infrastructure projects. Every effort is made to coordinate projects for least disruption to customers.

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