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The city plans to start construction on the projects in fall 2022.
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The city plans to start construction on the projects in fall 2022.

$5M in infrastructure improvements planned along Pea Ridge Creek

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The city is planning an estimated $5.2 million worth of sanitary sewer capacity projects along Pea Ridge Creek in north Springfield.

The city is hosting an informational open house at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Northview Center Community Room, 301 E. Talmage St., on the two projects, according to a news release.

“Environmental Services uses a variety of rehabilitation and maintenance methods to help repair and extend the life of Springfield’s sanitary sewer system,” said Mike DeLong, the city's wastewater collection system superintendent, in the release. “However, repeated cases of sanitary sewer overflows in the Pea Ridge Creek area tell us that we have capacity issues that warrant construction to improve service and protect public health in this area.”

The projects are designed to reduce the number of sanitary sewer overflows in the area by increasing the size and capacity of underground sewer pipes. The projects also will provide capacity for future growth and development in the area.

The Pea Ridge Sanitary Sewer Project is slated to replace 5,500 feet of an existing 12-inch sanitary sewer main with a new 24-inch pipe, as well as add 1,200 feet of 18-inch main. The project area is located approximately between Heritage and National avenues, according to the release.

The Doling Park Sanitary Sewer Project, which will join with the Pea Ridge project near Heritage Avenue, will replace roughly 6,900 feet of existing sanitary sewer main with larger diameter pipe up to 27 inches, city officials say.

Construction is expected to start in fall 2022, according to the release.

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