Upgrades to a 48-inch sanitary sewer interceptor pipe will require the periodic closure of a section of Jackson Street for the next three to four weeks.
The city’s contractor will install a new lining in the interceptor, from Bedford Road to Stringham Road. This lining will prevent further corrosion of the concrete, 48-inch pipe, due to hydrogen sulfide gas, a by-product of sewage that allows the growth of bacteria. The new lining will give at least 70 years more life to the pipe.
During this work, which is expected to start Wednesday, there will be periodic closures of the eastbound, outside driving lane on Jackson, to accommodate the unloading of the lining sections from semi-trucks.
Traffic control devices will be in place, and it’s expected that there will be minimal impact to traffic.
This is a continuation of the work done in recent years to place a lining in the interceptor from Stringham to the Waste Water Treatment Plant, on West River Road. Interceptors are large sewer lines that control the flow of waste water to the treatment plant.
Staff appreciate everyone’s patience during this and all work to maintain our infrastructure.