Construction is set to begin Monday, July 2, on a long-range project to replace aged water mains throughout Forest Park subdivision in O’Fallon with new, modern water mains.
The project was prompted by an engineering study conducted for the city in 2016 to evaluate O’Fallon’s water distribution system and develop a plan, the Distribution System Capital Improvement Plan. Guided by main break history and risk assessment, the study identified Forest Park subdivision as the city’s top priority for replacing the water mains. The new water main generally will be installed in the city’s right of way next to the street.
The project will be divided into five one-year increments with the goal of replacing the aged water main infrastructure at a rate of one mile of water main per project year. As the work progresses, residents and property owners will be notified when crews will need to restrict access to driveways, sidewalks and roadways so that water main pipes can be installed and of any brief service interruptions, city officials said.
Currently, and tentatively in years 3, 4 and 5, the Forest Park Water Main Replacement Project calls for the following streets to have new water mains installed:
Beginning July 2: Water main replacement will occur on St. Margaret Lane south of St. Joseph Avenue, St. Mathew Avenue south of St. Joseph Avenue, St. Joseph Avenue between St. Margaret and St. Mathew, Eggering Drive and Ronnie Drive south of Eggering.
In 2019: Water main replacement will occur on Prince David Drive, St. Christopher Drive, Prince Rupert Drive, St. John Drive, St. Patrick Drive, Roland Avenue and Ronnie Drive between Eggering Drive and St. Patrick.
In 2020: Water main replacement is tentatively planned for St. Joseph between N. Main Street and St. Margaret Lane, St. Mary’s Place, St. Paul Court, St. Paul Lane, Assumption Avenue, St. Margaret Lane between St. Joseph and Prince Charles Drive, Prince Charles Drive, and Love Drive between Prince Charles Drive and Allen Drive.
In 2021: Water main replacement is tentatively planned for St. Mathew Avenue between St. Joseph and Tom Ginnever avenues, Briscoe Avenue, St. Paul Lane and Allen Drive.
In 2022: Water main replacement is tentatively planned for Taylor Place, Jacobs Lane, Love Drive between Allen Drive and Briscoe Avenue, St Bernard Drive, Trudy Lane and Mona Drive.
For more information, visit ofallon.mo.us/water-and-sewer.