A section of Beech Street will be closed to all traffic 24-hours-a-day from Tuesday, August 29th through Friday, September 8th while work related to the installation of a sewer main interceptor is underway.
Beginning at 6:30 am on August 29th, the section of Beech Street between 15th Street and the I-82 underpass will be closed and will remain closed until September 8th. Scout Lake Construction, a Selah-based contracting firm, will be working on the first phase of a project to install a sewer main interceptor. Sewer main interceptors receive wastewater from multiple main sewer lines and convey it to a treatment plant. Sewer main interceptors are the largest diameter lines in the sewer system and the furthest downstream in the system.
The project will be completed in phases and will eventually extend west along Beech Street to Fair Avenue. The City will issue updated news releases announcing which streets adjacent to the project area will be closed as the project progresses. All phases of the project are expected to be completed within about two months.
During the project, traffic delays in the area are likely to occur. Drivers should use alternate routes until the project is completed.
Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible. Residents and businesses located near the project area have been directed to use side streets for access.
As always, the schedule for this type of a project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.
For additional information about this project, contact Construction Supervisor Bruce Floyd at 575-6138.