FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2017 Contact:
Water and Sewer Utilities Department
Lane Closures at Intersection of College Avenue and Township Street
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City of Fayetteville crews will close two lanes of traffic for asphalt work following today’s water main break:Lane closure 7 a.m. – 12 noon on Wednesday, September 27
- Township Street / eastbound lane (Green Acres to College Avenue) eastbound lane
- College Avenue / southbound lane (south of Township Street, lane next to sidewalk by Arvest Bank and Burger King)
Lane closures at this intersection causes traffic to become congested with long lines of traffic. City staff places barrels and signage on the roadway per Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) requirements. Crews may add additional barrels and signage to ensure the safety of workers. Drivers should obey traffic warning signs at all times. Please use extreme caution when traveling in the work area. Allow yourself extra travel time and/or consider an alternate route.
Fayetteville’s water distribution infrastructure includes more than 782 miles of water mains, 4,449 fire hydrants and 13,654 valves. Water main breaks happen for a variety of reasons – age, shift in soil (caused by nearby construction, extremely dry/wet soil, thawing), sudden water pressure changes, etc. Breaks also take different forms which require different kinds of repair. Crews dig to locate breaks and once found, make appropriate repairs. Replacement of pipes are considered capital expenses due to the cost. City staff works with City Council Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste Committee members to prioritize projects and allocate resources.
Information about Fayetteville’s Water and Sewer Operations can be found on the City’s website here: http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/426