FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2019 Contact:
Water and Sewer Operations Manager
Southbound Lanes on Section of College Avenue Closed
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A crew from the City of Fayetteville’s Water and Sewer Operations Department will close two lanes of southbound traffic on College Avenue to repair a water main.
The lane closures are between Township and Poplar Streets. Work will begin at 9 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, November 24 and continue through approximately 12 p.m. on Monday, November 25. 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