SW Fairlawn Storm Sewer Project

All northbound lanes on SW Fairlawn from SW 25th Street to SW 28th Street closed this afternoon due unstable subgrade near a manhole that is about to be removed and replaced.
“The contractor will begin removing the existing manhole tomorrow morning,” said Robert Bidwell, project manager for the City. “Once we know the extent of the sand backfill and the pavement undercutting, we can determine repair options and a timeline for restoring northbound traffic.” Southbound traffic will be continue to be allowed in the outside lane.
The problem was found when the City’s contractor began excavating for replacement of a 48-inch stormwater pipe and three manholes in that stretch. The project started Monday and is expected to be completed by January 28.