FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2018 Contact:
Water and Sewer Utilities Department
Day and Night Closure of Outer Southbound Lane on
N. College Avenue Near Fiesta Square
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City of Fayetteville crews are working to repair a water main on N. College Avenue near Fiesta Square. The southbound outer lane (closest to curb) on N. College Avenue between Rolling Hills Drive at Fiesta Square and Appleby Road will be closed as crews work during the day and night to make the repair. The closure started this morning, August 27 and will continue through approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 30. Please consider using an alternate route. Use extreme caution when traveling in the work area and allow yourself extra travel time.
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 federal 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.
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