Work on a project to replace and repair aging sewer mains and repave a street has been completed on Fern Street and Pacific Avenue in Brookings, City Manager Gary Milliman said today.
The $49,000 project was funded primarily through System Replacement Fees collected as a part of the City’s water and sewer bill.
“This is a part of our ongoing effort to address problems with sewer conditions at many locations throughout town,” Milliman said.
“About 269 lineal feet of failing sewer 8” inch sewer main was replaced. We also had several locations where a television inspection of the sewer revealed that the old sewer pipe was collapsing. Those sections of pipe were dug up and replaced.”
Following completion of the sewer repair work, the City repaved portions of the affected streets. The old surface of Pacific Avenue near Fern Avenue was first milled and then a new 2.5 inch layer of asphalt was installed. The City also took the opportunity to grind and repave 237 lineal feet of roadway on Elk Drive while the equipment was in the area.
Tidewater Contractors of Brookings was retained by the City to do the work.