Work on two sanitary sewer manholes started week, resulting in lane closures in the downtown area, Director of Engineering Micah Siemers said Friday.
Work began Monday to rehabilitate a sanitary sewer manhole located approximately 200 feet east of the intersection of Cherokee Avenue and Frank Phillips Boulevard. To facilitate this work, the southerly three lanes of Frank Phillips east of Cherokee to Delaware are closed to traffic. The only lane remaining open is the most northerly westbound lane.
“There is no access from Cherokee Avenue onto Frank Phillips Boulevard heading east,” Siemers said. “Traffic will remain open west of Cherokee, but eastbound traffic needs to utilize Second Street to detour to Delaware and back to Frank Phillips.”
Additionally, Fourth Street is closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic between Cherokee and Delaware to facilitate the project, Siemers said.
Contract crews are replacing the sanitary sewer manhole located in the middle of Frank Phillips east of Cherokee, as well as rehabilitating the sewer line between Frank Phillips and Fourth Street, located in the alley between Cherokee and Delaware.
Also, work began Tuesday (May 30) to rehabilitate a sanitary sewer manhole located in the middle of Adams Boulevard, also known as State Highway 60, approximately 200 feet east of Shawnee Avenue.
To facilitate this work the interior eastbound and westbound lanes of Adams Boulevard are closed to traffic. Traffic will remain open in both directions via the exterior lanes of Adams, but will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Delaware and Choctaw.
Work for both projects, which are part of the ongoing 2015 Wastewater Rehabilitation project, is expected to last three days.