Northwest Oklahoma City water line project is progressing

A water line project that is part of the Lake Hefner water treatment plant expansion in northwest Oklahoma City is expected to be completed in September 2013.
by Matt Patterson Published: August 22, 2012
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“I know it's a little bit of an inconvenience for us, but it's not a severe problem,” Murphey said. “I also know that it's going to help down the line as far as water pressure. It's not hurting our business.”

In some areas, rather than tearing up streets completely, workers are boring under them to install the lines.

“We directed contractors to bore underneath the intersections and roadway,” Ragan said. “This allowed us to keep two lanes of Hefner open to traffic. Boring is more expensive but the best option to keep traffic flowing.”

Ragan said she was unaware of any complaints from motorists or area residents about the project.

“A few residents have asked if they might lose power or water,” Ragan said. “One of the contractors, United Trenching, has a PR firm that is keeping residents in the area updated on construction activities.”

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by Matt Patterson
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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun....
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I know it's a little bit of an inconvenience for us, but it's not a severe problem. I also know that it's going to help down the line as far as water pressure. It's not hurting our business.”

Dean Murphey

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