Lane closures starting Monday, May 4, in the downtown Fort Worth area for Water Department inspections

April 27,2020


Reposted from City of Fort Worth

Expect lane closures starting Monday, May 4, in the downtown Fort Worth area.

The Fort Worth Water Department has retained the services of Insituform to conduct Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) inspections of existing sanitary sewer mains in streets and alleys.

CCTV is used to inspect the inside of pipelines. Crews access the sewer lines via manholes, then a robotic camera looks for damage, leaks, and any infiltration - such as tree roots. Insituform will perform the CCTV inspection work and Eagle Barricade will install the traffic control. AIMS is also a subcontractor.

John Kasavich, engineering manager for Fort Worth Water, is the project manager. Chris Brooks with RJN Group is the design consultant and Donald Watson is the inspector. They will work closely with the contractor and subcontractors to coordinate the work in a quick and efficient manner.

Crews will be on site between 7 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday. The timeline is 40 calendar days. Workers will be wearing neon yellow vests. Company logos are visible on the hard hats as well as the inspection and traffic control equipment.

Affected streets and alleys include:

  • Alley between Houston Street and Main Street from West 7th Street to West 8th Street
  • Alley between Houston Street and Main Street from West 8th Street to West 9th Street
  • West 8th Street from the alley between Houston Street and Main Street to 300 linear feet east of Main Street
  • East 8th Street from 300 linear feet west of Commerce Street to Commerce Street
  • East 8th Street from Commerce Street to 300 linear feet east of Calhoun Street
  • Alley between Calhoun Street and Jones Street from East 8th Street to East 9th Street
  • West 7th Street from 300 linear feet west of Lamar Street to Houston Street
  • Alley between Throckmorton Street and Houston Street from West 5th Street to West 6th Street
  • East 7th Street from the alley between Commerce Street and Calhoun Street to the alley between Jones Street and Grove Street
  • East 7th Street from Commerce Street to the alley between Commerce Street and Calhoun Street
  • Alley between Calhoun Street and Jones Street from East 7th Street to 200 linear feet north of East 7th Street
  • Alley between Calhoun Street and Jones Street from East 6th Street to 200 linear feet south of East 6th Street
  • Houston Street from Weatherford Street to West 1st Street
  • If you are heading east on 3rd Street on May 4, watch for traffic control between Houston Street and Main. You will be detoured on to Houston to 5th Street , then Commerce back to 3rd Street. This is to accommodate a sewer replacement project in the Sundance Square area. Curbside orders for Razzoo’s will still be accessible on Main Street. (This will only be for one day)

Temporary access to some properties may need to be secured in order to conduct CCTV inspections. If you have questions please contact:

John Kasavich, P.E., engineering manager
817-392-8480
John.Kasavich@FortWorthTexas.gov

Donald Watson, construction inspector
817-205-8911
Donald.Watson@FortWorthTexas.gov