Sewer work could cause headaches

Published 10:39 pm Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Suffolk officials are warning residents of Holland Road to expect some inconveniences during the next few days as a contractor completes a new phase of a sewer pipeline replacement project.

The contractor will install 300 feet of casing pipe by the “jack and bore method,” according to a press release from the city. Once the work starts today, it will continue without stopping until it’s complete, which is expected to be over the weekend, assuming there are no delays due to weather or other factors.

Residents are warned to expect work during the nighttime hours and to be ready for noise, additional lighting, dust and heavy equipment traffic during this portion of the project, officials stated.

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The Hampton Roads Sanitation District, which handles the area’s wastewater treatment needs, is working to replace the existing pipeline in that area, which was installed during the 1970s. As part of the project, the city of Suffolk will also replace about 3,300 linear feet of water main pipes in the Oak Ridge subdivision, city officials stated.

Residents are asked to be careful when traveling around the construction area and not to enter the site.

For questions or comments, call HRSD Chief of Communications Nancy Munnikhuysen, at 460-7058 or HRSD Community Relations Liaison Karen Russo at 460-7000.