King Kong Project Not Too Disruptive So Far

Where will KING KONG be this coming week?

1. North College from Main Street to the Railroad

2. Old Bankhead Highway Behind Goodwill/Hardin’s BBQ

3. South Daugherty Street from Valley to Plummer

4. South Seaman from Valley to Sadosa

Darnell and Dickson Construction crews will continue work on North College Street (Hwy. 3101) with testing and disinfecting of the main water lines. There will be short periods of time of no water for customers in order to perform service tie-ins.

Beginning Monday equipment will be moved to the Old Bankhead Highway behind Goodwill. This work was planned for this past week but was delayed.

Collier Directional Drilling will continue to street boring on South Seaman from Valley to Sadosa.

City crews were to begin removing brick along a section of South Daugherty Street north from Valley to Plummer to prepare for utility line replacement. But, due to numerous water and sewer line issues, this has been delayed.

“Brick removal has not yet begun due to numerous water and sewer line leaks that have popped up all over the city and have diverted our attention,” said City Manager Ron Holliday. “We anticipate the removal to begin, however, just as soon as we get on top of the leaks. This work could begin right away or next week, but it is imminent.”

Once the brick is removed this section of street will remain gravel until the weather warms next spring when all streets stripped of brick and asphalt for the King Kong project will be resurfaced.

Please be cautious in these areas and watch your speed as well as keep an eye out for the crews and equipment.

As a necessary element of these projects, your water service may be temporarily interrupted. The City will make every effort to make these interruption periods as short as possible. It is a good idea for everyone in the general vicinity of the project to keep some bottled water on hand or a container of fresh drinking water in their refrigerators.

The King Kong project is expected to continue in various areas of the city through sometime in early 2010.

If you have a question about the ongoing work, please feel free to contact City Hall at 254-629-3349 Monday through Friday, 8 to 5.