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File #: 42251    Version: Name: Approving construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM for the Whitney Way Water Pipeline project
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/22/2016 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 5/3/2016 Final action: 5/3/2016
Enactment date: 5/5/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00333
Title: SUBSTITUTE Approving construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM for the Whitney Way Water Pipeline project. (10th & 19th AD)
Sponsors: Mark Clear, Maurice S. Cheeks
Attachments: 1. Whitney watermain replacement.pdf
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SUBSTITUTE Approving construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM for the Whitney Way Water Pipeline project. (10th & 19th AD)
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Madison Water Utility will be installing two new parallel water main pipelines as part of an effort to improve water distribution between two system pressure zone boundaries. These pipelines are generally being installed in southbound traffic lanes of Whitney Way between Odana Road and Schroeder Road. The project is planned to take place between July and September 2016 April and June 2017.

Madison Water Utility is recommending that most of the construction work for this project take place between the hours of 7:00PM and 7:00AM in order to allow for the least amount of disruption to normal daily traffic, and to increase the likelihood of completing the project within the schedule allowed.

The construction of the new pipelines aims to minimize disturbances to the existing roadway in this area, and will generally only require that one lane of traffic on Whitney Way be closed when construction activity is not occurring (the traffic lane where the new pipeline is being laid). During most construction activity however, a second lane of traffic will need to be closed in order to reasonably install these pipelines and accommodate standard construction practices.

This portion of Whitney Way sees heavy traffic volume on a daily basis and has on-ramps and off-ramps for the Beltline Highway. Madison Water Utility has met with Traffic Engineering and agrees that no more than one lane of traffic on Whitney Way should be closed during peak hours of traffic flow. Allowing the contractor to close two lanes of traffic and work between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM will provide the least amount of disruption to traffic flow and also minimize the impact of water service interruptions during off-peak service times. Work in the contract that can be ex...

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