Dairy Branch Tributary Sewer Improvements


Project phase


 Project updates

  • Phase 1 Freedom Section start: Summer 2020. Completion Fall 2021
  • Phase 2 Sedgefield Section start: Fall 2021. Completion Fall 2022
  • Phase 3 Park & Mcdonald Ave, start: Summer 2022. Complete Summer 2023
  • Normal work hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
    • The contractor will work nights and weekends only as needed.
  • The construction area will be beside the Dairy Branch Creek between Freedom Park and South Boulevard.
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.
  • Photobook of water and wastewater construction​
  • What to expect during construction​

What to Expect:

  • Clearing – Trees, shrubs, bushes and other vegetation within the construction easement area will be removed. Tree stumps will be removed and holes filled. Debris will be transported off-site. CLTWater is coordinating with an arborist to only remove what is needed to allow excavation of wastewater pipe. When and where possible, trees are preserved.
  • Pipe delivery and storage – Pipe is delivered and stored within the construction easements along the creek.
  • Establishing a safe work zone – Fencing will be put in place and pipe will be stabilized to prevent it from moving.
  • Trench digging
  • Tunneling under major roads
  • Placing pipe and backfilling
  • Underground rock blasting to install the pipe. Residents may hear a warning horn just prior to the blast. The area will be monitored with seismographs to gauge earth vibration levels as required. Blasting is a standard construction procedure and all safety precautions will be taken.
  • Construction traffic (excavators, dump trucks) along the creek, within the easements or road right-of-way.

  • The Dairy Branch gravity sewer follows the creek from Freedom Park to South Boulevard (Council Districts 1)
  • The area serviced by this gravity wastewater is experiencing a high rate of infill development and the existing gravity wastewater cannot accommodate the projected growth. A new pipe is required to serve customers.
  • To design the optimal route for this project, engineers have taken many factors into account including engineering specifications, human and environmental impacts, regulatory requirements, and budget.
  • When finished, this project will provide increased wastewater capacity for current and future needs and protect the water quality in area creeks.​​​

​​​Properties that will be directly affected by construction will be contacted to discuss easement agreements. Areas near construction will be notified before construction. ​​

$32.2 Million