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Design of water main replacements are underway in the Greenbriar Estates subdivision. Installed in the 1970-1980s era, the existing water mains are in need of replacement. The project consists of 1,750 linear feet of main replacement along High Ridge Drive from Crescent Lane to Meadow Ridge Drive, 2,750 linear feet of main replacement in the 1700-1800 blocks of Green Tree Lane, 3,050 linear feet of main replacement in Greenbriar Lane from Green Tree Lane to Wind Ridge Lane, 1,000 linear feet of main replacement in Knob Hill Drive from South Greenstone Lane to Beaver Creek Drive, and 475 linear feet of main replacement in the 1600 block of Nob Hill Circle. The improvements are scheduled for phased construction over a four-year period, beginning in summer 2019. The engineer’s estimate of probable cost for these improvements is $1,805,000.00.
Design of water line improvements are underway in the Irwin Keasler Addition. The existing water lines were installed in the 1950s and are 6-inch asbestos cement pipe, except in Bow Creek Court where the lines are 2-inch galvanized pipe. These pipes will be replaced with 8-inch PVC lines. Water main improvements will be designed for Bow Creek Drive from Bow Creek Court to the north end of the Red Bird Lane intersection (630 linear feet), Bow Creek Court (300 linear feet), Bow Creek Drive from Round Top Boulevard to Jellison Boulevard (1,100 linear feet), Dula Circle from Frank Keasler Boulevard to north of Rita Lane (400 linear feet), Ida Vista Court from Jungle Drive to the end of the cul-de-sac (250 linear feet), and Jellison Boulevard from Cedar Ridge Road to Bow Creek Drive (700 linear feet). The improvements are scheduled for construction in summer 2019. The engineer’s estimate of probable cost is $880,000.00.
Design of water and wastewater improvements is underway for West Center Street, the Center Ridge Apartment complex, and Center Ridge Drive. Installed in 1979, the existing water lines are 8-inch cast iron pipe and the wastewater lines are clay tile pipe. The project consists of 8-inch water main replacement of approximately 3,100 linear feet of along the current alignment of West Center Street from Cedar Ridge Drive to North Horne Street, approximately 2,800 linear feet along the current alignment of the existing 10-foot water line easement within the Center Ridge Apartment complex, and approximately 400 linear feet along Center Ridge Drive from Cedar Ridge Drive to the Center Ridge Apartment complex. The proposed wastewater improvements consist of approximately 2,500 linear feet of 8-inch wastewater main replacement along the current alignment of the existing six-foot sanitary sewer easement within the Center Ridge Apartment complex. The engineers probable cost of construction is $208,020.00. Construction is scheduled to start in summer 2019.
Design of water and wastewater main replacements are underway in the Forest Hills #8 Subdivision on South Alexander Avenue. The existing water and wastewater lines along South Alexander Avenue were installed in the 1950s and 1960s and are in need of replacement. The water main improvements project consists of 1,400 linear feet of 6-inch water line along the 400-500 block of South Alexander Avenue from East Wheatland Road north to South Forest Lane. The wastewater main improvements project consists of 1,250 linear feet of 6-inch wastewater main along South Alexander Avenue from East Wheatland Road north to Mauk Branch. The improvements are scheduled for construction in summer 2019. The engineer’s estimate of probable cost for these improvements is $660,000.00.
Design is underway for erosion control improvements in Lakeside Park and Willow Run Park. The Lakeside Park improvements will include the extension of the culvert across Hill City Drive. These improvements are scheduled for construction in the spring of 2019.
Design is underway for grading and drainage improvements along Longworth Boulevard extending from West Camp Wisdom Road to Nature Drive. These improvements will provide for grading improvements to facilitate surface drainage on the southern side of Longworth Boulevard, including driveway reconstruction and culvert removal and/or replacement within the right-of-way, as necessary, from West Camp Wisdom to nature Drive. Construction of these improvements is scheduled for spring 2019. The Street Maintenance Division will perform this work in-house.
Water quality improvements are being designed for the Danieldale pump station and ground storage tanks. The Danieldale pump station was built in 1977, making it approximately 41 years old. The pump house meter vault valve will be replaced, the mixers and ladders in both ground storage tanks will be rehabilitated, and security improvements and updates will be made to comply with state and federal regulations. The new tank mixer will allow water operations staff to better regulate and maintain chlorine levels and keep water in the tank mixed so it stays fresh, allowing us to maintain our superior water quality for the City. Construction of these improvements will be phased over two years beginning in spring 2020. The estimated cost of these improvements is $2,500,000.00.