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Sewer Lining - Day and Night Work Scheduled

As a part of the Miller Avenue Streetscape Project, the City's contractors will repair the public sewer pipes along Miller Avenue using a construction method call "cured-in-place pipe" (CIPP), which involves installing a flexible tube that gradually hardens to form a rigid, smooth surface that seals cracks and restores the sewer pipe lining.

Existing manholes are utilized for the majority of construction, minimizing the amount of open trench excavation required for the job.Construction will take place during the day and at night. The hours are 7 pm to 7 am, with additional day work as needed. 

Night work is necessary because the lining must be placed when sewer flows are reduced, as was approved as part of the construction contract. Anticipated impacts for the work are lane closures, parking restrictions, construction noise, and the odor from the lining process. Notices will be delivered to those residences or businesses directly impacted by the work in terms of sewer access.  

The tentative work schedule is as follows:

Date 

Location

Wednesday, November 1

319 and 240 Miller

Thursday, November 2

324, 418 and 444 Miller 

Friday, November 3

170 and 174 Miller

Monday, November 6

200 and 212 Miller 

Tuesday, November 7

232 and 246 Miller 

Wednesday, November 8 

270 and 290 Miller

 

Intersection Closures - Postponed until after Thanksgiving.

Upcoming work will include sewer lining night work along outbound Miller at the Montford, Evergreen, and Camino Alto intersections. Intersections will be closed one at a time during the evening and into the following day until around noon. City and Construction Management staff are making every effort to mitigate impacts during construction and will post details of the intersection closures in upcoming weeks.

Residents, motorists, and businesses may smell a chemical odor during the pipe-lining work.

The odor is from the chemical styrene, which is in the resin liner installed inside the pipe. Styrene is a clear, colorless liquid that is used in the production of many everyday products such as plastic packaging, counter tops, disposable cups and containers, insulation and others. We are constantly exposed to small amounts of styrene in both ambient and indoor air, mostly attributable to emissions from building materials, and consumer products. 

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