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Sanitary sewer update for Franklin Township
The sanitary sewer project continues in Franklin Township.
Preparations are being made for night work on North Hague Avenue and El Paso Drive starting the week of Sept. 19, said Jim Stevens, road supervisor for Franklin Township.
The night work is for the last bore fitting.
In early September the contractor began “buttoning up” small streets off Brown Road, like Brownleaf Road and Greenleaf Road, filling trenches with asphalt, Stevens said.
Around Sept. 10, three crews began working Saturdays on east Little Avenue to install laterals. The main line was completed for Little Avenue mid-August.
“They’re putting all the laterals in,” Stevens said at the Sept. 1 township meeting. “They’re trying to wipe out as many as they can in one day.”
This work cannot be done during weekdays because it would adversely affect businesses at the end of Little Avenue and could create traffic jams.
Franklin County officials permitted Little Avenue to be shut down for two hour increments due to the narrow road and high volume of traffic.
“If we shut the road down, it’s not a very pretty sight. We’ve been dealing with that for some time now,” Stevens said.
Additionally, work continues on Richter Road and work on North Hague Avenue and Fisher Road will begin around Oct. 1.
According to Stevens, the contractor is still on schedule for the Mon-E-Bak and Brown Road projects.
On Aug. 31, the contractor said the schedule worked out and within 30 days the ground would settle and they could begin the overlay.
“I’d venture to say that probably within the next couple of weeks they’ll start putting the final overlays in the Mon-E-Bak area,” Stevens said.
Both the Mon-E-Bak area and Brown Road area should expect final overlays to be laid in early October.
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