The City of Levelland has announced that the project to replace manholes in the sewer system in the intersection of College Avenue and Hickory Street will be delayed indefinitely. A contract for the project was recently awarded to MH Civil Construction from Amarillo. The project is being delayed indefinitely due to conflicts with the start of the project and the start of school.
The project will involve major traffic disruptions since College Avenue will have to be closed at that intersection and the traffic will be detoured around the intersection. The contractor was initially scheduled to have the traffic detours in place by Monday, August 18 so that traffic would have a week to learn the new routes before children start back to school on August 25th. As of Friday, August 22nd the contractor had not moved into the town.
“The busiest traffic time of the year is the first few weeks of school,” said city manager Rick Osburn. “Since we were unable to get the traffic controls in place early so the public could learn the new patterns before school started, we are going to delay the project a few weeks.”
Once a new start date is determined the public will be notified a few days before the detours are put in place.