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Pecan Creek Tributary 4 (PEC-4)

Project Status



Phase I and II will install approximately 1,500 linear feet of box culvert along the Pecan Creek Tributary 4 (PEC-4) Upper Tributary between Wainwright St. and Prairie St. This also includes water and wastewater replacements along Elm St. and Locust. between Eagle Dr. and Hickory St.

Project Background 

The Pecan Creek Tributary 4 (PEC-4) Drainage Improvement Project includes the installation of new underground box culverts from the intersection of Wainwright Street and Highland Street along the tributary to just west of Prairie Street. The new box culvert will help reduce flooding in the downtown area during large storm events. During construction, crews will also replace and improve the water and wastewater main lines along Elm Street and Locust Street (Eagle to Hickory). Construction is set to begin June 2019.

Project Updates


October 30:  Atmos Energy recently completed utility relocations on Wainwright Street from Sycamore Street to Bell Avenue. Crews are progressing on the drainage and street improvements on Prairie Street from Locust Street to Pierce Street. Temporary, intermittent street closures remain in place to allow crews to safely complete the improvements. Motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling in the area. Signage will be posted to alert residents of the construction, parking restrictions, and temporary detour in place.
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September 20: Crews are currently continuing street construction on E. Prairie Street from Locust Street to Pierce Street. In this phase of the project, sanitary sewer lines are being replaced on E. Prairie Street from Elm Street to Pierce Street. A temporary street closure is in place to thru traffic from Locust Street to Pierce Street. East and westbound lanes of E. Prairie Street from S. Locust Street to the west curb line of N. Wainwright Street is impacted. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained as the project progresses. Signage is posted to alert motorists traveling in the area of the temporary street closure and detour route in place.
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June 27: Atmos Energy is currently in the area completing utility line relocations before construction begins. Weather permitting, beginning Monday, July 1 through Thursday, August 1, crews will be completing sewer main improvements and installing a manhole on Wainwright Street and Prairie Street. During this phase of construction, E. Prairie Street (S. Locust Street to Bell Street) will have intermittent lane closures in the eastbound lane at the E. Prairie Street and Wainwright Street intersection. Wainwright Street (E. Prairie Street to E. Highland Street) will have a temporary street closure in the northbound and southbound lanes (see project and detour map). Signage will be posted to alert residents of the construction, parking restrictions, and temporary detour in place.
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June 5: Franchise utility relocations are currently underway. Construction is scheduled to begin from Wainwright Street to Prairie Street, in the coming weeks for phase I and II of the project. Phases III and IV is still in the design stage and will span from Prairie Street to Bernard Street.