The Forest Avenue detour to Pine Avenue has been reinstituted by the MWRD sewer lining contractor to facilitate manhole rehabilitation. The process is expected to take approximately six weeks and be completed during mid-August. The manhole rehabilitation is separate but directly related to the sewer lining project that previously took place below Forest Avenue and resulted in the same detour.
The sewer rehabilitation contractor is on site sporadically due to the nature of the rehabilitation process. The first step is to power wash the manhole top to bottom. The interior of the manhole is patched and then inspected. Once the inspection is complete, a cementous material is sprayed on the manhole interior which then has to cure and be sampled. Finally, the interior of the manhole is coated with an epoxy.
The MWRD and the contractor appreciate your continued patience during this project. Please patronize our local businesses during this construction.