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Posted on: September 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Road Closures Due to Removal of Groundwater Wells in City of Opelika

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has authorized Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (Wood) to abandon a total of 33 groundwater wells as part of closure activities under the Alabama Tank Trust Fund program. Thirteen of the 33 groundwater wells are located within the right-of-way (ROW) of First Avenue and the access roads adjacent to the Tenth Street overpass. This release includes a schedule of work related to work within ROW.

Monday, September 10:

  • Closure of the one-way access road adjacent to and west of the 10th Street overpass.
  • Work within the ROW completed by around noon.
  • Work will continue on wells outside the ROW until the end of the day.

Tuesday, September 11:

  • Closure of the one-way access road adjacent to and east of the 10th Street overpass.
  • Work within the ROW completed by around noon.
  • Again, work will continue on wells outside the ROW until the end of the day.

Wednesday, September 12:

  • Closure of the outside lane of First Avenue South (westbound).
  • Work within the ROW completed by around noon.
  • Work will continue on wells outside the ROW and removal of the remediation system (on private property) until the end of the day.

The drilling subcontractor is providing traffic signs. For more information, contact Mike Hilyer at Public Works at 334-705-5400.


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