What are these projects and why are they important?
Thomas Avenue: The project includes installation of approximately 1,980 linear feet of a 12-inch water main west of Razorback Road/Highway 112 underneath Thomas Avenue from Hotz Drive to Maple Street. This is the final phase of a project to remove water mains from the Razorback Road/Highway 112 area near Razorback Stadium. The University of Arkansas will also be working on this project, building curb and gutter stormwater improvements and a sidewalk. The City of Fayetteville's Transportation Services Division will overlay the roadway. The project is expected to take six months to complete.
S. Sang Avenue: This improvement project upgrades an existing, older 6-inch water main to the City's minimum required size of an 8-inch line. Approximately 600 linear feet will be replaced along S. Sang Avenue from Old Farmington Road to Mitchell Drive. 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: This 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 be working with residents to replace PVC service lines with copper ones. This project will improve water service to the apartments and create a better grid for fire protection.
What is the current status?
Water line and utility improvements around the Razorback Stadium area are complete as of October 2019, with only final cosmetic repairs remaining.
Work has begun on Pleasant Woods Drive and will continue through Fall 2019. The work on Sang Ave. has not yet started, but is expected in early 2020.
How are these projects funded?
These projects are funded through the Water System Rehabilitation/Replacement Project Budget of the Water and Sewer Fund.