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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.

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 work schedule is as follows:

  • September 14-15 and 17-22: Nighttime work (7pm-7am) for CIPP work, with additional day work (as needed)
  • Late October/early November, dates to be determined.

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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