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Water improvement projects to impact Mt. Gilead, Bourland

Post Date:02/25/2020

Phase I of the city's Water System Capital Improvements Project is moving forward with one section planned to reopen this week and another expected to get underway in early March.

Work on two sections of Mt. Gilead began in late January: between Hwy. 377 and the southwest corner of Morris Drive, and between Bourland Road and 200 feet east of Stegall Drive. The latter, eastern section is expected to reopen by the end of day Friday, Feb. 28.

The Mt. Gilead closure adjacent to Hwy. 377 remains on track for an early April reopening, but its construction hours have been forced to change due to worse pipe conditions along the stretch than originally anticipated. The eastbound lane will now remain continuously closed from 7 a.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Friday, reopening over the weekends.

Assuming the portion of Mt. Gilead expected to reopen this week does so as planned, construction will begin Monday, March 2 on the next section of the project: Bourland Road from Lavena Street to Mt. Gilead. Impacting only the northbound lane, this closure is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, through early April.  

Part of routine maintenance for the city's water infrastructure, all of the projects in Phase I include potholing and excavation, installing temporary water service to residences, water main replacements, new water main and service connections, backfilling, and pavement/sod replacement for the disturbed work area. Adjacent residents will continue to have access to their property during construction, and garbage, mail, delivery and other service vehicles will be allowed through.

For more information, contact Public Works at 817-743-4080.

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