- Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:10
- Written by Super User
Crews are working to install a new sewer line across the intersection of Lake Park Blvd and Cape Fear Blvd. The intersection will be closed for approximately 6 more days.
By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
CAROLINA BEACH - The intersection of Lake Park Blvd and Cape Fear Blvd in downtown Carolina Beach is closed while crews install a new sewer line and manhole.
The contractor began the work last week on Cape Fear Blvd. The intersection had to be closed while crews cut up a portion of Lake Park Blvd to install a new sewer line.
According to Gil Dubois - Public Utilities Director - the contractor has another six days until March 4th to complete the work and reopen the intersection.
The manhole was in serious need of replacement due to a 6-foot void that had formed around the manhole under the roadway over the years. Also, the pipe had collapsed.
Dubois explained the project was a little behind schedule due to recent winter storms but work is progressing as planned.
Dubois said the Town reached out to area business owners in advance of the project to keep them informed of road closures and other details.
He had signs installed alerting the public that local businesses remain open during the project.
The project also calls for using directional drilling to bore under Lake Park Blvd to install a 16" sewer force main that leads to the Wastewater Treatment Plant on the west side of the Island and a new 10" water line. Boring under the road will reduce the amount of time traffic is detoured on Lake Park Blvd.