Crews are cleaning the sanitary sewer pipe under 38th Street between Cheatham Avenue and Edmund Street. This work will require multiple periodic closures of 38th Street at select locations.
Cleaning will occur Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and will include some Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. This work is anticipated to be completed by the end of June, depending on weather conditions and the amount of debris in the pipe.
To clean the sewer pipes, one crew will use special equipment with hoses to jet water through the pipes and another crew will remove the debris and haul it to a licensed landfill. Crews will need to move this setup to several different locations to clean the sewer pipe in this area.
Once the hoses are set up at a maintenance access structure, they will remain in place until cleaning has been completed at each location. Each location is estimated to take one to two weeks to complete.
We will continue to do our best to mitigate noise and odors, but you will experience more noise and odors than usual while crews clean the sewer structures and pipes.
Example of sewer cleaning equipment