CFPUA resumes 16th St. valve replacement


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is getting back to work replacing water valves along part of 16th Street.

Starting tomorrow, a private contractor will resume the work between Castle and Ann Streets. The work will take place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. to try to lessen service and traffic impacts in this area.

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CFPUA says the work should take three to four days to complete. Due to the valve locations, crews will need to temporarily close certain intersections during the project. Drivers can expect minor detours and lane reductions. Traffic control measures and message boards will be in place to reroute traffic, and CFPUA asks drivers who find themselves in the area of the work to slow down for the safety of our contractor’s crews.

CFPUA says approximately 70 customers in the area of the project will have their service impacted. A precautionary boil water advisory will be issued for these same customers from between 7 p.m. tomorrow through Friday morning. CFPUA gave these residents hand-delivered notifications last week to inform them about the resumption of the project and to allow them to prepare for the potential impact.