Surveying starts for sewer project

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 2, 2011

Surveyors for the City of Ironton working on the North Ironton Sanitary Sewer Separation Project will be surveying in the north part of Ironton from now through Oct. 21. The area affected is between Ellison Street and Orchard Street.

Pat Leighty, office manager for E.L. Robinson Engineering, said this is part of the project.

Leighty said signs should be posted in the areas where the surveying is taking place and E.L. Robinson employees will be wearing distinguishing clothing, making it easier for the residents in the area to know who they are and what they’re doing.

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Leighty said the surveying should take approximately two weeks. He said most of the survey work is done and right now workers are “filling up some holes” in their information on elevation in the area.

“Some areas, we just don’t have a lot of good information on,” Leighty said.

The surveying will take place on streets, alleys and other low areas with drainage problems. The work should not disrupt normal daily activities; However, city officials encourage all motorists in these work areas to slow down, and residents be aware of the presence of workers in the area.

Leighty said the design on the project should be completed by Christmas. A construction bid should be awarded by the end of May 2012, with actual dirt flying two months later.

Leighty said design work on the second such project, involving the area of North Fifth and Elm streets, should begin in late January.