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N Winchell and Watts St. Sewer Extension Project

Sewer and Stormwater
Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is designing a project to extend the public sewer system in N Winchell and N Watts Streets east of Fenwick Avenue. This work is part of the City’s ongoing effort to provide a way to directly and independently connect to the public sewer system.
The project is in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in April 2025.

General Schedule 

Construction is anticipated to begin in April 2025, and it should take about five months to complete.

Project Area 

Shows two work areas on N Watts and N Winchell between N Fenwick Avenue and N Interstate Avenue

What’s Happening Now 

Crews will be in the neighborhood locating utilities, surveying, and taking soil samples. They will be drilling small holes in the pavement to help the project team understand conditions that crews may encounter during construction. This information will also help engineers decide what construction method is best for the sewer repair. 

These information-gathering activities typically occur over time, rather than all at once. Visit the Pre-Construction webpage for a description of activities that occur before the sewer work can take place.  

What to Expect During Soil Sampling 

The soil sampling holes will be a few inches in diameter and will be filled immediately after the sampling is completed. This work may require temporary lane restrictions and on-street parking closures. There may be brief periods of noise, dust, and mild vibration during drilling. Work will last approximately two to four hours.  

We Want to Hear from You

Environmental Services will inform businesses and residents about project activities and respond to questions and concerns in a timely manner. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, local access, delivery routes and schedules, or other concerns.  

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