As part of the utility improvements needed to supply the upcoming Titletown Development, sanitary sewer reconstruction has started on Marlee Lane. The utility contractor, Vinton Construction, started on Monday, May 23rd along the stretch of Marlee Lane from Morris Avenue to April Lane. The work includes replacing the existing 8” sanitary sewer with a 12” sanitary sewer. Typical open trench construction that you see on the majority of utility projects was not selected for this project due to the existing soil conditions. Instead, a pipe bursting technology is being used where access points are excavated at the intersections (where the manholes are located) and new pipe will be pulled through the existing pipe. This first phase of work on Marlee Lane, between Morris Avenue and April Lane, is nearly ready for the new pipe installation.
Tentatively scheduled for mid-morning on Thursday, the intersections of Marlee/Morris Avenue and Marlee Lane/Canterbury Lane will be closed to allow for the installation of the new pipeline. If the pipeline installation goes well, these intersections will be re-opened for the weekend. Future work will be needed at these intersections to install new manholes, but that will come at a later date.
During these intersection closures, traffic will be detoured at Argonne Street from the west and Orrie Lane from the east and brought to Brookwood Drive in order to mitigate the construction zone.
Thank you to the residents in the construction zone for their patience during this project as the contractor is doing everything they can to minimize the daily inconvenience.
--UPDATE (5/26)—Due to the weather experienced Wednesday night and the predicted rain for Thursday and possibly Friday, the pipe bursting work listed above is postponed until Tuesday 5/31. The contractor will continue with prep work and site clean-up to get intersections opened up as much as possible for the holiday weekend.
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--UPDATE (5/27) – Traffic control has been situated for the holiday weekend. Work will resume Tuesday morning (5/31) with the pipe bursting program listed above as well as the associated traffic control. A new update will be provided Tuesday for the upcoming week. Thank you again and have a great holiday weekend.