The city of Jacksonville says work to repair a sewer line has been delayed because of the threat of inclement weather.
The reconstruction project for the collapsed wastewater line under Meadowbrook Lane is now scheduled for Monday, July 7, 2014.
The line under the road collapsed and an emergency repair is necessary.
Work was to begin Tuesday, July 1, but City crews found that the material used for the pipe was not appropriate for the depth of the line.
As a result, they will replace the PVC pipe with ductile iron pipe since some of the line is more than 20 feet underground.
The trenches for the reconstruction will be quite deep and the heavy rains could hamper construction efforts.
Reconstruction of the line will now start Monday and could take three to four days.
Meadowbrook Lane area residents who have any sewer problems during the period should notify the City chief utilities operator on duty at 910 938-5234.
The City will continue to monitor the site and will work to maintain sewer flow in the area until the repairs are complete. Special pumps are to be on site during the period.
When construction begins, traffic will be severely impacted on Meadowbrook Lane near the intersection of Corbin Street. Local traffic will still be allowed on Meadowbrook Lane but Citizens should be aware of the workers and large equipment that will be in the area until the project is complete.
A street in Jacksonville will be blocked off as crews work to replace a sewer line in dire need.
Starting Tuesday, there will be detours around parts of Meadowbrook Lane as crews work to replace a sewer line 20 feet beneath the road.
The sewer line replacement will affect traffic on Meadowbrook Lane near the intersection of Corbin Street.
Crews expect to begin repairing Tuesday and continue possibly through Thursday.