On March 20, 2017, the City will begin its next mile-per-year project to replace aging water and sanitary sewer mains and alley pavement in the Amherst/Stanford alley between Westchester and Douglas. Because work requires the removal of alley pavement and installation of a temporary water main, there cannot be any alley access during construction
. Weather permitting, all work will be completed by July 2017.
City of University Park
|Harry Shearouse, IM Superintendent
|Jacob Speer, Dir. Public Works
For Sanitation questions and missed collection, dial 311.
Mile-Per-Year Project - Southeast Section of City -- March 2016 to June 2017
In March 2016, the City began its next mile-per-year project to replace aging water and sanitary sewer mains and alley pavement. Project work is being handled in four phases. Weather permitting, all work will be completed by June 2017.
1st Phase -
Completed - Involved the 4200-4300 blocks of the Normandy/San Carlos alley.
2nd Phase -
Completed - Involved the 4400-4500 block of the Stanhope/ Shenandoah alley and is currently underway.
3rd Phase -
Completed - Crews returned to the 4200-4300 blocks of Normandy to install a water line in the street that will service a fire hydrant. This work will improve fire- fighting capabilities for the neighborhood.
4th Phase -
In February crews will proceed to the alley serving the 4200-4300 blocks of McFarlin/Larchmont. This portion of the project is currently underway and should take about four months to complete.
Alleys blocked to traffic
This project will result in some inconvenience for residents who live nearby. During replacement of the utilities in the alleys, alley access will be completely restricted. Residents will be notified in advance of closures and receive other location specific information. The City will also use social media to keep the community up-to-date on the project’s progress.
This project continues the City’s mile-per-year program that began in 1992. The effort sets aside money for the replacement of roughly a mile of water and sewer pipes each year. The alleys identified in this project were selected because of repeated water main breaks and deteriorated sewer mains.
This project, approved by the City Council in November 2015, has a total budget of $2.2 million to include design, construction, testing, and contingencies.
Map shows project work sites. Blue indicates alley work, and Green indicated street work.