Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SMITH SPRINGS ROAD CLOSURE FOR SECOND PHASE WATER PROJECT PLANNED FOR THE AREA OF SMITH SPRINGS ROAD FROM ANDERSON TO BELL ROAD BEGINNING APRIL 15, 2013! Please plan to start using the detour routes planned

Smith Springs Water Main Replacement Project
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This project is scheduled to commence on April 15, 2013 and will take approximately 4 months to complete (barring any unforeseen circumstances and / or weather). Metro Water Service’s contractor will work diligently to minimize disruption as much as possible to the area while protecting the environment. Traffic control will include a combination of flagging, police officers, project signs, message boards and detours as required by the Department of Public Works. 
The Smith Springs water main replacement project is a capital improvement project funded by Metro Water Services. This project will replace approximately 5,500 feet of old 8 inch cast iron water main with a new 12 inch ductile iron main including appurtenances such as valves, fire hydrants, water services, etc. The limits of the project are shown below.
The old 8 inch main is part of an older utility district that Metro Water Services acquired decades ago. This main has experienced 21 breaks in the past 15 years with over a half of them (12 breaks) occurring in the past 5 years. This project will complete an improved 12 inch water main distribution loop throughout the local area, replacing the last segment of older 8 inch main still in service. Replacement of this main will not only provide more reliable water service for the local area but will also enhance fire protection. Five hydrants will be installed in this project. One is a replacement hydrant and four are new hydrants.

SMITH SPRINGS ROAD CLOSURE FOR SECOND PHASE WATER PROJECT PLANNED FOR THE AREA OF SMITH SPRINGS ROAD FROM ANDERSON TO BELL ROAD BEGINNING APRIL 15, 2013!  Please plan to start using the detour routes planned and add this extra time to your schedule for rush hour times.
Detour Route Below



3 comments:

  1. Thank you Karen for sharing this information. Do you know why they closed Bell Rd going south at Couchville Pike and detoured us on Couchville Pike, forcing us to get in the already backed up traffic by taking Smith Springs or Murfreesboro? I live in Bayview and coming from I-40, I have no need to be on Smith Springs Rd. I had to go all the way around and then turn left at the Exxon station to get into Bayview, turning this 2 minute commute into 1 1/2 hours.

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    1. MNPD has confirmed that there was police activity in this area on Monday due to an injury crash. This was not related to the water main project.
      Sue Amos
      Director's Office
      Metro Water Services
      1600 Second Avenue North
      Nashville, TN 37208
      (O) 615.862.4552
      (C) 615.830.1735
      (F) 615.862-4929

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  2. MNPD has confirmed that there was police activity in this area on Monday due to an injury crash. This was not related to the water main project.
    Sue Amos
    Director's Office
    Metro Water Services
    1600 Second Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37208
    (O) 615.862.4552
    (C) 615.830.1735
    (F) 615.862-4929

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