Major BWW project on Hwy. 280 to impact traffic
Birmingham Water Works will undertake major repair project
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Water Works announced a major repair project on Highway 280, near the Shades Mountain Filtration Treatment Plant that is set to begin Feb. 6.
The repair project is set to address the issue of a 36-inch main infrastructure pipe that has leaks in two sections passing through Highway 280 right of way.
The pipe is suspected to have begun leaking several weeks ago near the time of record low temperatures. BWW says there is no danger to the water pressure or water quality for customers in the service area.
Impacts on Daily Traffic
BWW is working with Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials to carefully plan the operation. The repair project is expected to take up to 20 days and will require one to two lanes of commuter traffic to be closed on Highway 280 eastbound adjacent to Rocky Ridge Road between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day during the construction period.
During the construction project, water will be diverted back into the basin system to be used in the treatment process.
More information will be shared as the project planning develops, which includes traffic rerouting and logistical access to the affected water breaks.
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