Neighborhood meeting set for June 27 at Sandburg Elementary
MADISON, WIS. – With construction of the Northeast Interceptor-Truax Extension Relief Sewer Project approved to start in mid-July, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District will host a community meeting on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Carl Sandburg Elementary School.
The project, which includes installation of approximately 7,800 feet of 42 inch diameter pipe running from Highway 51 and Rieder Road to the intersection of Lien Road and Thierer Road, is a priority infrastructure project needed to handle the growing volume in the area. Once the new sewer is completed, the District will line the existing sewer serving the area to address corrosion inside the 1969- era pipe and extend its life for another 75 years.
The meeting agenda includes a discussion of the project need and scope, the public input and route selection process, traffic plans, tree and brush removal and soil and groundwater sampling. The $9 million project will involve tunneling under East Washington Avenue and excavating at depths exceeding 25 feet. The effects on traffic will be phased as the project progresses, with construction starting at the south end of the route and moving north. The project is expected to take one year.