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March 27, 2014

Live Oak water line project nears completion

Live Oak —

Construction continues on the city of Live Oak’s Water System Improvement Project and is expected to be completed by early to mid May, according to Lane Lucas, city engineer. 

“The city’s portable water system improvement project, consisting of replacing and upsizing existing water mains, is making significant progress,” Lane said. “Following connection of all the services, work to repair the roadways and install grassing will be performed.”

Southwest quadrant

According to Lucas, the portion of the project located in the southwest quadrant of town near 5th Street, Johnson Avenue, Taylor Avenue and Woods Avenue is nearing completion. 

“The water mains are installed, have been tested, and received clearance from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP),” Lucas said. “The majority of individual services in this area have been connected and the new lines are in service.”

Lucas said the clean up of the construction area should be complete within the next few weeks in the southeast area of the city.

Northeast quadrant

“For the northeast quadrant of the city, the water mains have been installed on Anderson Street, McGee Street, and Bryson Street,” Lucas said. “The lines have been pressure tested, but clearance to put the lines into service from FDEP has not yet been obtained, but is anticipated in the next few weeks.”

When the city has received approval from FDEP, Lucas said the city’s contractor, Worth Construction and Development Inc. will begin connecting individual services to the newly installed water mains. 

Lucas said residents should expect delays in water service.

“During this time, residents on Anderson Avenue and McGee, Bryson and adjoining streets should expect some temporary outages of water while the services are switched from the old to the new lines. This work is anticipated to occur during the first two weeks of April.” 

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