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Phase I and II will include the installation of 20,000 linear feet of box culvert, water, and wastewater pipe improvements in the area along the Pecan Creek Tributary 4 (PEC-4) Upper Tributary at Elm Street (Hickory to Eagle), Locust Street (Mulberry to Eagle), and Prairie Street (Pierce to Wainwright).

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 planned to be completed by July 2021.

Project Updates

January 27: Various temporary street and lane closures and parking restrictions continue  on Prairie Street (Elm to Pierce), Warren Court (Wainwright to Locust), Locust Street (Warren to Highland and Mulberry to Walnut), Elm Street (Prairie to Maple), and Mulberry Street (Locust to Elm). These streets are expected to be fully reopened to traffic and parking on or before Saturday, February 29. See current map of project and planned traffic impacts. 
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December 18: Various temporary street and lane closures and parking restrictions are in place on Prairie Street (Elm to Pierce), Warren Court (Wainwright to Locust), Locust Street (Warren to Highland and Mulberry to Walnut), Elm Street (Prairie to Maple), and Mulberry Street (Locust to Elm). These temporary closures will allow the City contractor crews to safely install a new water line, storm drain, and sanitary sewer line. Weather conditions and contractor scheduling may impact the plans, but these streets are expected to be fully reopened to traffic and parking on or before Friday, January 31.  See current map of project and planned traffic impacts. 

After crews complete this phase of improvements, they are scheduled to perform additional construction on Mulberry and Elm Street beginning in January. This will be the final phase of utility installations and street reconstruction will follow. The PEC-4 project is on-track to be complete by July 2021
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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.