Starting on November 17, 2017, and continuing until mid-January 2018, AT&T will be renovating several of their conduit runs in the downtown area. Work will start at the AT&T main office in the 700 block of Santa Fe, then proceed south to Kansas Avenue, east to 6th Street, south to Main, and east to 4 th Street.
Public Works staff will be working closely with AT&T’s contractor, to make sure that traffic moves efficiently throughout the duration of the project. Citizens should expect some lane narrowing, but we have been assured that the plan is to keep traffic moving at all times. The exception to this, would be one necessary lane closure near the south end of 6th Street Viaduct, that will be scheduled for a Sunday. Additionally, some cable splicing will need to need to happen in the area near the Mall; this work will be scheduled in the overnight hours.
As it stands now, the contractor will need to make small ‘potholes’ near their existing manholes and somewhat larger ‘potholes’ at midpoints to allow placement of the new conduits, by means of directional boring. As each manhole to manhole conduit run is complete, road restoration will begin immediately, before moving on to the next section.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mike Stec, Asst. Director of Public Works & Utilities or Bill Smith, D&C Superintendent at the Public Works Shop – 913-367-5561 – 1801 Main Street.