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Wolf River Greenway sewer rehabilitation
Statement from Public Works Director, Robert Knecht on Wolf River Greenway sewer rehabilitation
Posted on 07/25/2019
“The Division of Public Works is proactively working to rehabilitate a 60” sewer interceptor located along the northern section of Island Drive and along a section of the Wolf River Greenway. The sewer line which transports wastewater from downtown and Mud Island to the North Stiles Treatment Plant was recently identified as needing rehabilitation. Public Works crews and a City contractor estimate it will take 4-6 weeks to complete all the needed rehabilitation of the sewer line. Sewer services to homes and businesses in this area have not and are not anticipated to be affected. There have been no reported sanitary sewer overflows.

To accomplish this project, a City contractor will need to set up several thousand feet of bypass system so that a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) can be installed in the 60” pipe. This will require the removal of approximately 2 sections of the Greenway sidewalk and a small section of Island Drive so that portions of bypass lines can be buried under the road and trail. Once completed both Island Drive and the Greenway will be able to remain open for public use.

Equipment needed for the bypass will be setup near Riverset Apartments during the 4-6 weeks required to complete the rehabilitation of the sewer line. The estimated repair cost is $1.75 million and will be paid for by the City of Memphis Sewer Fund. A location map is provided below.

We ask residents to be patient during this time and want to assure them that the City of Memphis and its contractor crews are working to proactively rehabilitate the sewer in a timely manner and ensure the affected area is restored upon completion.’’

Wolf River Greenway Sewer Rehab
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