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Sunny Level Cutoff to close temporarily

Published 12:59pm Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Those who frequently travel on Sunny Level Cutoff will need to take an alternate route once April begins.

If things proceed according to schedule, work to replace a 16-inch sanitary sewer main will begin April 1. City engineer and public works director Gerard Brewer said this will completely stop the flow of traffic between AL-63 and AL-22 along Sunny Level Cutoff.

“The road will be completely closed,” Brewer said. “There is no way for us to detour (around the construction zone) – traffic will just have to turn around and go back the other way.”

Traffic will stop at the culvert between Voss Road and Mayfair Lane, near Osburne Road. Once construction begins, Brewer said the road should be closed for about a week.

“Depending on the weather, it could take up to a week,” Brewer said. “We are aiming for the first week of April, but we won’t block it off until it is time to go.”

Brewer said the project is a small part of a bigger picture.

“The city applied for an ATRIP grant to repave Sunny Level Cutoff, Coley Creek and Scott Road,” Brewer said. “Part of that process requires this sewer main be moved before Sunny Level can be repaved.”

Brewer said warning signs will be placed along the road once work begins. The public works department is asking that residents be patient throughout the construction process.