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STOP in the name of new Wastewater lines

Austin Water will begin a project today, Monday, July 14, to replace two aging sections of wastewater pipe in downtown Austin. The utility will be using trenchless technology to repair the pipes, however there will be significant traffic disruptions. The construction will take place in two phases. Austin Water does not anticipate any disruption of water and wastewater service during the planned work.

Project Schedule and Impacts:

Traffic Impacts for Phase 1 (July 14- July 17)

•Two center lanes will be closed on Sixth Street and two left lanes will be closed on Seventh Street between Congress Avenue and Brazos Street starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 14.

•The alley adjacent to the 600 block of Congress Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.

•The alley will be open only to employees and pedestrian traffic associated with deliveries.

• 6th and 7th Streets will reopen to normal traffic by 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 17.

 

Traffic Impacts for Phase 2 (July 21- July 25):

•All lanes on Sixth and Seventh Street between Congress Avenue and Brazos Street will be closed to through traffic starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 21.

•The alleys adjacent to the 600 and 700 block of Congress Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.

•The alleys will be open only to employees and pedestrian traffic associated with deliveries.

•An APD officer will be stationed at the intersection of Sixth Street and Congress Avenue to direct traffic on Sixth Street allowing ingress/egress into the parking garage on Sixth Street.

•An APD officer will be stationed at the intersection of Seventh Street and Brazos Street to direct traffic on Seventh Street allowing ingress/egress into the parking garages on Seventh Street.

Sixth and Seventh Street will re-open to normal traffic by 6 a.m. on Friday July 25

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