The following was provided by Mary L. Gugliuzza, Media Relations and Communications Coordinator for the Fort Worth Water Department:
The City of Fort Worth Water Department is initiating emergency repairs to a collapsed sewer line in the Oakhurst neighborhood located east of I-35W and south of Watauga Road. Service to residents is not disrupted, but the line must be replaced. Mapleleaf Street, between Aster Avenue and Goldenrod Avenue, is closed to through traffic so that crews can set up bypass pumping for the affected residents.
The City of Fort Worth Water Department must make an emergency replacement of a collapsed wastewater line that serves approximately 20 homes bound by Daisy Lane, Goldenrod Avenue, North Sylvania Avenue and Mapleleaf Street. Replacing the line will require access to backyards in the affected block. There is a utility easement that runs across the backyards.
Water department representatives are meeting with the impacted residents at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Calgary Christian Academy, 1401 Oakhurst Scenic Dr. City engineers and the contractor will be available to explain the work that will be done.
Service is not disrupted because of bypass pumping operations in place along Mapleleaf Street. Mapleleaf Street is closed to through traffic between Aster Avenue and Goldenrod Avenue because of this bypass pumping.
The construction includes upsizing the line from six inches to eight inches in diameter. All of those affected by the collapsed line will be connected to the upgraded line. The contractor is expected to begin mobilizing on Thursday, Oct. 27. Construction is expected to take one month.
For more information please contact, Project Manager Adolfo Lopez at 817.991.8260.