SAN ANGELO – South A&M Ave. where it intersects with S. Johnson St. near San Angelo Stadium will be closed for utility construction beginning Friday morning according to the City of San Angelo.
Where: South A&M Avenue will be closed in both directions at the intersection of South Johnson Street. The southbound route on Johnson Street will be reduced from two lanes to one lane.
When: 8 a.m. Sept. 16
Detours: Citizens needing access can use Culver Avenue to Baylor to A&M.
This closure is for utility construction. Crews will completely replace the water line along the entire length of A&M Ave. from Johnson St. to Ave N. beginning at the Johnson St. intersection.
According to COSA staff, the South A&M Avenue waterline from Avenue N to Johnson Street consists of existing 6-inch to 12-inch cast iron waterlines that have reached their life expectancy and have had continuous breaks and maintenance issues. This project proposes to replace the cast iron lines by means of pipe bursting with DR18 DIPS Fusible PVC pipe designed to be fully structural pipe meeting all external loading and internal pressure requirements.
Pipe bursting was considered as an alternative to traditional dig-lay-bury installation to reduce the project duration and impact on the citizens. In a price comparison to recently procured projects by the City, it has also been shown for pipe bursting installation to be more cost effective as compared to traditional installation methods. Temporary services will be provided for each connection prior to flow isolation and will be maintained throughout the installation process until new connections can be completed.