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July 12, 2019 4:29 PM

WATER MAIN project to begin July 22 in Northwest Taylor

Water main improvements within the area bound by Harold Avenue west to Wellington, and Van Born Road south to Beverly Road, are planned to begin July 22.

The work will primarily involve a widely-used construction operation known as
directional drilling, a trenchless method. Some areas will see the placement of new water service lines connecting to the existing water main line along the road.

There will be localized excavation in yards to connect the service lines to the new main. These areas will be restored shortly after the work on the water main is completed.

“Frequently Asked Questions” have been prepared to summarize the process and assist in outlining what may be expected during the construction process.

Any additional questions can be directed to Wade Trim Associates, at (734) 947-9700. When you call, please request your call to be forwarded to the Construction Department regarding the 2019 Water Main Rehabilitation Project for the City of Taylor.

You may also contact the City of Taylor at (734) 287-6550.

What work is being done, and why? In following through on City planning efforts to maintain and improve City infrastructure, water mains within your area are scheduled to be rehabilitated in conjunction with the 2019 City of Taylor Water Main Rehabilitation Program. The work to be done will primarily involve a widely used construction operation known as directional drilling, a trenchless method. Some areas will also see new water service lines connecting to the existing water main line along the road.

What is the Project area? The limits of the work extend from Harold Avenue west to Wellington Avenue and Van Born Road south to Beverly Road.

Who is doing the work? The City of Taylor has contracted with Bidigare Contractors, Inc. to perform the water main construction effort. Wade Trim Associates, Inc., our Consulting Engineers for this Project, will be providing construction inspection oversight and construction engineering assistance.

When will work start, and for how long? The improvements are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, the week of July 22. New water main will be installed in various areas throughout the project limits and property owners will have their water service connected to the new water main. The water main improvements within each area are anticipated to be completed within four weeks pending any weather delays.

Will this affect my current water service? You may be without water service between the anticipated hours of 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. as the Contractor replaces the water main, connects the service lines to the new water main, and performs necessary testing. Advance notification of necessary water shut-offs will be distributed to affected properties. Please note you will not be left without water service overnight. In the event this does happen, please call off-hour City assistance at the Taylor Police Department: (734) 287-6611 (Press 7).

Will my street be closed? During some of the work, it may be necessary to provide traffic control to through traffic or to close a section of road. Your driveway may also need to be temporarily closed to facilitate the water main replacement work. Property owners will be notified before their drive approaches are closed to allow the property owner to move their vehicles to an alternate location until the work is completed and the drive approach is reopened.

What about police, fire, and rescue access to my home? The Police and Fire Departments will be continuously updated as to the status of construction operations. Every effort will be made to maintain emergency access to your home even if your street is subject to traffic control.

Where will construction materials be stored? Water main materials will be stored in the right-of-way, in between driveways or near excavation locations. Additional materials may further be stored on private properties whereby the Contractor has received the necessary approvals. Machinery will be left on the street or in the immediate vicinity of excavation locations when crews are not working.

When will all restoration be complete? Restoration will be an ongoing process and completed as work in your immediate area is completed. Generally, when the water main work is complete, restoration will be completed in 1-3 weeks thereafter.

Who do I call if I have a question or problems come up during this Project? We encourage you to call our engineering consultant, Wade Trim, with all construction-related questions or concerns. You can call them at (734) 947-9700. Please ask the operator to direct you to the Construction Department and indicate that you are calling regarding the City of Taylor 2019 Water Main Rehabilitation Program. If you feel that your problem has not been resolved,
please feel free to call the City of Taylor at (734) 287-6550.

Will I experience any disruption in other utility services during construction? With any underground construction work, there is a risk of temporarily disconnecting utility services. If this occurs, the construction workers are usually aware of the problem. However, it would be a good idea to call Wade Trim at (734) 947-9700 and report the problem. Service will generally be restored the same day or within a few days. Any disruption to your gas or electric should be immediately reported to your service provider (i.e. DTE Energy).

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