JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri American Water says it will begin construction later this month to replace outdated water main pipes in Jefferson City. The main that’s in question is about 4,400 feet long, along Moreland Avenue and Southwest Boulevard.
“We’re proactively investing to replace pipes that are reaching the end of their useful life to keep water flowing to our customers, to enhance fire flows for our local firefighters, and support the reliability of our water service year-round,” Brent Haas, manager of operations, said in a press release.
The project will be broken into two phases divided between Moreland Avenue and Southwest Boulevard. The Moreland phase of the project consists of installing approximately 2,100 feet of 8-inch PVC pipe to replace the current 6-inch ductile iron pipe on Moreland Avenue from Moreau Drive to the end of the street.
The Southwest Boulevard phase consists of installing nearly 2,300 linear feet of 12-inch PVC pipe to replace the current 6-, 8- and 12-inch cast-iron pipe along Southwest Boulevard just south of Missouri American Water’s Southwest Booster station.
Both phases of the project will replace all crossings, hydrants, valves and services within each phase.
Construction will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours work may be done on more heavily trafficked areas. Missouri American Water plans to complete the construction in August if weather cooperates.
To view a map of the project, visit Missouri American Water’s new interactive map.