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Water improvement project starts April 1 on Keller-Smithfield South

Post Date:03/27/2020 8:35 AM

Phase I of the city's Water System Capital Improvements Project continues to progress with one section planned to reopen next week and another expected to get underway on April 1.

Work on Mt. Gilead between Hwy. 377 and Bourland Road that has impacted the eastbound lanes since late January is expected to finish up on Tuesday, March 31. Nearby, work in the northbound lanes of Bourland Road between Lavena Street and Mt. Gilead still has about a month to go with daily closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday anticipated to run through April.

Assuming Mt. Gilead reopens on schedule, construction will begin Wednesday, April 1 on the next section of the project: Keller-Smithfield Road South between its southern intersection with Bear Creek Parkway and Danbury Parks Drive. Weather and site conditions permitting, that work will impact the southbound lanes only in a 24/7 closure through July as water lines along the western side of the street are replaced.

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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