The City of Weatherford will construct a new 30-inch water transmission main and 8-inch wastewater line to replace existing pipelines along Oak Street from Weiland Street to Merrimac Street beginning Sept. 18.
The contractor, Santa Clara Construction, plans to begin the wastewater line replacement at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Oak Street; working toward the west. Once the wastewater lines are complete, the contractor will begin the water transmission main near the intersection of Merrimac Street and Oak Street; working toward to the east.
“The project is part of the City of Weatherford’s commitment to continual improvements to the water and wastewater systems,” said Director of Water Utilities Rick Shaffer.
During construction, the contractor plans to close one or two blocks of the street at a time to through traffic, and detour signs will be posted to assist with traffic movement through the area. All residences and property owners will have access to their property at all times. It is advised that the public seek an alternate route within these areas or expect delays. For safety, the public is encouraged to obey all traffic signs and advisories during the repair.
A public meeting will be on Sept.13 at 6 p.m., located at 303 Palo Pinto Street (City Hall). The purpose of the meeting will be to answer questions from residents and/or property owners impacted by this project. For more information regarding the closure, please contact Civil Engineer Bill Smith at 817- 598-4033 or visit weatherfordtx.gov/roadclosures. The entire project is expected to be complete in August 2018.