The first weekend of work on San Antonio Water System’s (SAWS) project to clean downtown sewer infrastructure progressed ahead of schedule. Crews had good success in moving forward with the Phase 1 cleaning this past weekend and were able to move Phase 2 and 3 ahead by two days.
Additionally, Phase 6 is being moved forward out of the original sequence to allow traffic flow for the upcoming Texas Music Educators Association Convention. The revised dates are below:
Phase 2: Feb 3 – Feb 5*
Phase 2 started on Monday, Feb. 3.
• Feb. 3-5: Two lanes on Commerce St. are closed. Losoya is closed from Crockett to Commerce streets. Both the Commerce lanes and Losoya Street are scheduled to remain closed until Feb. 5.
• Feb. 3: Set up equipment to by-pass existing sewer lines on Commerce, includes establishing piping and traffic ramps on Commerce.
• Feb. 3-5: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
• Feb. 5: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed
• Feb. 5: Phase 2 complete
Phase 3: Feb 5 – Feb 8*Phase 3 new scheduled start day is Wednesday, Feb. 5.
• Feb. 5-8: Two lanes on Alamo St. will be closed. Both lanes are scheduled to remain closed until Saturday.
• Feb. 5: Set up equipment to by-pass existing sewer lines. This includes piping and traffic ramps on Alamo.
• Feb. 5-8: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
• Feb. 8: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed
• Feb. 8: Phase 3 complete
Phase 6 has moved forward out of the original sequence to start Feb. 8.*
Phase 6: Feb 8 – Feb 12*
Phase 6 is scheduled to start Saturday, Feb. 8.
• Feb. 8-12: Two lanes on Commerce St. will be closed between St. Mary’s and Soledad.
Both lanes are scheduled to remain closed until Feb. 12.
• Feb. 8: Set up equipment to by-pass existing sewer lines.
• Feb. 8-12: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
• Feb. 12: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed
• Feb. 12: Phase 6 complete
*Note: All dates are approximate and may change.
While the work on the downtown sewer lines will cause traffic delays, businesses and residents in the area can be assured that the sewer lines they depend on have been inspected and cleaned reducing the likelihood of sewage backups and spills. SAWS is under a consent decree with the EPA that mandates the inspection and cleaning of sewer lines in areas around the city.
More information on the project is available at saws.org/downtown.
Since 1992, San Antonio Water System has been a leader in innovative water management strategies, making San Antonio water’s most resourceful city. Water and wastewater services are provided to more than one million consumers in the San Antonio region. For more information, visit saws.org.