Employees of Kajacs Contractors of Maumelle were at work Tuesday preparing to bore under Texas Street for the installation of new sewer line. According to city officials, the bore will extend 93 feet, covering the right-of-way on each side of Texas Street. (Tom White/News Observer)
Work has begun on the installation of almost 3,100 feet of new sewer line for the city of Crossett.
City public works director Jeff Harrison said Tuesday that 2,708 feet of new 24-inch PVC pipe and an additional 391 feet of 15-inch PVC pipe are to be installed, with Kajacs Contractors of Maumelle performing the work.
Harrison said the work would run from near Sixth Avenue to Texas Street near the Crossett Warehouse.
He said the $421,225 project is being financed from the city sewer department, without any grants or other outside funds.
“We cashed in some (certificates of deposit) and every month, when we look at our expenses, if there’s any money left over we put that into our major construction account,” Harrison said. “That way, we usually have enough money to do a new project every three years or so. And that’s how we financed this project, was through our major construction account and some CDs.”
Harrison said the 3,099 feet of new sewer line will be replacing “old, dilapidated line.”
He said the work has been delayed slightly by wet weather, but should be completed on schedule within the next few weeks.
Employees were busy Tuesday morning working on a bore that would go under Texas Street, extending a total of 93 feet from right-of-way to right-of-way.