WHAT’S UP WITH THAT? Construction work near the Brentwood Library


WHAT’S UP WITH THAT? Construction work near the Brentwood Library
Brentwood Home Page news reports
A new construction project isn’t under way at the Brentwood Library and there’s no unannounced widening of Concord Road near Knox Valley Drive. But there is a lot of action in the area this week. Reader Debbie Heibert emailed to ask what all the commotion is about. According to the city, “work continues this week on a sewer rehabilitation project near the intersection of Concord Road and Knox Valley Drive
Brentwood Home Page news reports
A new construction project isn’t under way at the Brentwood Library and there’s no unannounced widening of Concord Road near Knox Valley Drive. But there is a lot of action in the area this week.
 
Reader Debbie Heibert emailed to ask what all the commotion is about. According to the city, “work continues this week on a sewer rehabilitation project near the intersection of Concord Road and Knox Valley Drive and north to Heritage Drive. The city’s contractor is lining a segment of the main sewer trunk line that runs along the Little Harpeth River in this area.”
 
The work is part of a six-year, $30 million project to rehabilitate much of the older sections of the city’s sewer system to eliminate sewer overflows and comply with state and federal environmental regulations.
 
Much of the work is being complete with slip lining. This means existing sewer lines don’t have to be dug up, but instead a new fiberglass lining is inserted into the existing line to seal the line and prevent groundwater from entering.
 
In order to complete this work, the contractor must divert the flow of the line through a system of pumps and temporary above ground pipes. This is what Debbie and all who have traveled by the library this week have been observing.  
 
The pipe that’s now laid across Knox Valley Drive near the library should be removed by Thursday afternoon, according to Kevin Colvett, Brentwood Water Services’ assistant director.
 
Drivers should be cautious when traveling on Knox Valley Drive for the rest of week, city officials shared.
 
Work will progress into Tower Park later this week and the temporary piping system will be moved to the north side of Concord Road. “The City is making every effort to minimize the impact of the temporary pipes on the bike and pedestrian paths in the area,” according to the press release.
 
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