Upcoming Waterline Replacement Projects along
11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue
The City of Huntsville is ready to begin two waterline replacement projects along 11th Street and Sam Houston Avenue:
1) The project segment along 11th Street is between IH 45 and University Avenue. This project construction is scheduled to begin early April 2017 and expected to be completed by mid-August 2017.
2) The project segment along Sam Houston Avenue is between 11th Street and 22nd Streets
This project construction is scheduled to begin early May 2017 and expected to be completed by mid-October 2017.
The constructions mainly involve the installation of new 12” waterline along both project segments. “The existing line is an old cast iron line that has been breaking quite often. We do not have the exact number, but in the last five years it has been well over a dozen breaks.” stated City Engineer, Ram Ramachandra. “Overall, upsizing from a 6-inch line to a 12-inch line, it will give it better circulation and better quality.”
There will be lane closures at any given time throughout the construction period, however, traffic movement will be maintained in both directions at all times. Lane closures will be mainly limited to one outside lane. Please heed workers, equipment, warning signs, barricades, and directional signs that will be present during construction.
Your safety and the safety of workers is of primary importance during this project. The City thanks you for your cooperation and patience and apologizes for any inconvenience you may incur during construction. The City and the contractor will jointly strive to keep the inconveniences to a minimum. While through traffic is not expected to be impeded, please consider alternate routes, where possible, during peak traffic times, in order to avoid delays during the period of construction.
During construction, there will be water outages to businesses and residences in the vicinity of these project segments as water service is transferred to the new waterline. Notification of water outages will be given at least 24 hours in advance. The duration of water outages typically varies from 4 to 6 hours.
For questions, please contact Dustin Riley, City of Huntsville Project Manager, at 936-294-5789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Library Week
This week, the Huntsville Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.
April 9 - 15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or even record their own music.
At the Huntsville Public Library they are transforming by providing programs for families, classes ranging from citizenship to computer use, lecture series, dance classes, and so much more. Library cards are free when joining, and $1 to replace. New members only need a photo ID and a piece of mail to verify their address.
“The library embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning,” said Asst. City Librarian Anne Sparks. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.”
We hope you join us in celebrating National Library Week at the Huntsville Public Library!