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The Suburbanite
  • Mount Pleasant Road to close near township line to replace pipe

  • Mount Pleasant Road will be temporarily closed between Christman Road and South Arlington for a crossover pipe replacement. The 24-inch corrugated metal pipe runs from one side of the road to the other and is likely from the 1950s era, according to the city of Green service department.

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  • Mount Pleasant Road will be temporarily closed between Christman Road and South Arlington for a crossover pipe replacement. The 24-inch corrugated metal pipe runs from one side of the road to the other and is likely from the 1950s era, according to the city of Green service department.
    “The pipe failed during the July 19, 2011, rain event, and the edge of the pavement there has been repaired numerous times since then until we could get a contract for the replacement pipe,”said Paul Oberdorfer, assistant service director for the city of Green.
    Plans call for a small diameter pipe to be inserted in the existing pipe and the void between them grouted closed to lock the new pipe in place.
    “The new plastic pipe has smooth walls inside and therefore can convey the same amount of water as the existing larger corrugated metal pipe,”said Oberdorfer.
    On the south side of the road in Jackson Township is a watershed from local properties, and that water is carried under the road using the pipe that is conveyed over to Camp Y Noah Lake. Van Dam and Associates will complete the project along with the city of Green service department crews.
    The purchase order for the project is $11,000 plus contingency for unforeseen conditions. It is expected to take two days to complete, but could take up to five days. The closure will begin March 18.
    The detour for the project is to use Christman to Killinger and Killinger to South Arlington Road.
    In addition to the Mount Pleasant Road pipe, two crossover pipes will be lined along Route 619 in Green. The replacement of these pipes will take place before resurfacing of the road begins in April, weather permitting.
    “By lining the existing pipe, we do not have to excavate across the road, (which will) save construction costs and increase the speed of repairs,” Oberdorfer said.    
    A 42-inch pipe under Arlington Road at Interstate 77 also will be replaced using the same method of a pipe sleeve. This project is expected to occur during the summer before resurfacing occurs on Arlington Road under I-77.
    These pipes were identified as candidates for replacement after Green's storm water camera crew did a video inspection.