HENDERSON, Ky. -- After extensive “potholing” of existing utilities, the contractor for a major sewer infrastructure project in the north end of Henderson has refined its work procedure as well as road closures.
Deig Bros. Lumber & Construction Co, the contractor for Henderson Water Utility, has determined that much of the project will best be installed by traditional cut-and-cover methods to help avoid conflicts with existing water and sewer services.
For the next five weeks, this will require the extension of the closure of portions of Sunset Lane and Barker Road, near their intersection, just west of U.S. 41 North.
Sunset Lane will continue to be closed to through traffic southbound at Watson Lane.
Barker Road will remain closed to through westbound traffic at North Elm Street. These streets will be barricaded, with “Local Traffic Only” signage. The signed detour will include North Elm St, north of Barker Road, and Watson Lane, from North Elm to Sunset Lane.
Local traffic within the closed portions of Sunset and Barker will be maintained, as will access for emergency vehicles, deliveries, sanitation and recycling pickup, and driveway entry, to the maximum extent possible, while maintaining safety for workers and the traveling public.
The closure is anticipated to last through Friday, Oct. 2.The first phase of this project will involve installation of a 12-inch pipe along Myrene Drive, Sunset Lane, Barker Road and Jamestown Drive.
Contractor personnel from Deig Brothers will contact affected homeowners and be available on-site to answer questions, and every effort will be made to accommodate resident’s concerns. Trenches will be filled with rock at the end of each day to facilitate traffic, and flaggers will be present when one-way traffic is necessary.
The major project was announced last month by HWU.
If you have further questions or concerns, contact Tom Williams, HWU General Manager, at 270.826.2421.