Broadway Reopens at Church Avenue on Aug. 23

August 22, 2012

On Thursday, August 23, Broadway is scheduled to reopen between Church and Stone Avenues so engineers can redesign the new sewer line.

The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar construction team recently began the repair and replacement of the sewer line that extends across Broadway between Church and Stone Avenues, an area that has extensive, and in some cases dated, underground infrastructure.

As excavation began, it became apparent that some of the utilities that had been installed decades earlier were not actually placed in the locations shown on plans, or no plans existed for the utility placement. This means that the current design of the new sewer line conflicts with the existing underground utilities already in place, which include electric, gas and water lines, as well as fiber optic banks and drainage facilities. To install the new sewer line at the appropriate grade to function correctly, engineers must redesign the plans.

To lessen the impact to the traveling public, the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar construction team will reopen Broadway between Church and Stone Avenues on Thursday, August 23. When the exact location of all utilities has been identified and the required permits obtained for the new sewer design, the roadway will be closed again to construct the new sewer line.

The project team has determined this to be the most prudent action considering the extensive nature of unknown utility locations within this work area.

 

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