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Infrastructure

Downtown Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure Cleaning

Feb. 3 Project Update: Sewer Maintenance Ahead of Schedule

The first weekend of work on SAWS' project to clean downtown sewer infrastructure progressed ahead of schedule. Crews had good success in moving forward with the Phase 1 cleaning this past weekend and were able to move Phase 2 and 3 ahead by two days.

Additionally, Phase 6 is being moved forward out of the original sequence to allow traffic flow for the upcoming Texas Music Educators Association convention. The revised dates are below:

Click to view larger map Phase 2: Feb. 3 - Feb. 5*
Phase 2 started on Monday, Feb. 3.

  • Feb. 3-5: Two lanes on Commerce St. are closed. Losoya is closed from Crockett to Commerce streets. Both the Commerce lanes and Losoya Street are scheduled to remain closed until Feb. 5.
  • Feb. 3: Set up equipment to by-pass existing sewer lines on Commerce, includes establishing ├é┬ápiping and traffic ramps on Commerce.
  • Feb. 3-5: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
  • Feb. 5: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed
  • Feb. 5: Phase 2 complete

Click to view larger map Phase 3: Feb. 5 - Feb. 8*
Phase 3 new scheduled start day is Wednesday, Feb. 5.

  • Feb. 5-8: Two lanes on Alamo St. will be closed. Both lanes are scheduled to remain closed until Saturday.
  • Feb. 5: Set up equipment to by-pass existing sewer lines. This includes piping and traffic ramps on Alamo.
  • Feb. 5-8: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
  • Feb. 8: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed
  • Feb. 8: Phase 3 complete

Click to view larger map Phase 6: Feb. 8 - Feb. 12*
Phase 6 has moved forward out of the original sequence to start Feb. 8.*

  • Feb. 8-12: Two lanes on Commerce St. will be closed between St. Mary’s and Soledad. Both lanes are scheduled to remain closed until Feb. 12.
  • Feb. 8: Set up equipment to by-pass existing sewer lines.
  • Feb. 8-12: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
  • Feb. 12: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed
  • Feb. 12: Phase 6 complete

*Note: All dates are approximate and may change.

While the work on the downtown sewer lines will cause traffic delays, businesses and residents in the area can be assured that the sewer lines they depend on have been inspected and cleaned reducing the likelihood of sewage backups and spills. SAWS is under a consent decree with the EPA that mandates the inspection and cleaning of sewer lines in areas around the city.

Jan. 31 Project Update

Phase 1: Feb. 1 - Feb. 5*
The Downtown Project’s Phase I will begin on Feb. 1 at midnight. 

  • Feb. 1: Two lanes on Commerce St. and one bus lane on Alamo St. will remain closed from midnight until Feb. 5.
  • Feb. 1: Set up equipment to by-pass existing sewer lines. This includes piping and traffic ramps on Alamo.
  • Feb.1-4: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
  • Feb. 4-5: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed
  • Feb. 5: Phase I complete

Phase 2: Feb. 5 - Feb. 10*
Phase 2 is scheduled to start Wednesday, Feb. 5.

  • Feb. 5-10: Two lanes on Commerce St. will be closed. Losoya will be closed from Crockett to Commerce Streets. Both the Commerce lanes and Losoya Street are scheduled to remain closed until Monday.
  • Feb. 5: Set up equipment to by-pass existing sewer lines. This includes piping and traffic ramps on Commerce.
  • Feb. 5-9: Cleaning and televising sewer lines.
  • Feb. 9-10: By-pass pipes and traffic control removed
  • Feb. 10: Phase 2 complete

* Note: All dates are approximate and may change.

About the Project

Crews will work 24/7 to complete project in five weeks to minimize traffic impact

Beginning February 1 and ending in early March, SAWS crews and a private contractor, working closely with City of San Antonio, are managing a downtown sanitary sewer infrastructure cleaning project needed to clear pipes and equipment of built-up grease and debris. The project entails using equipment that fits within wastewater mains and pipes to break loose and vacuum the build-up. Street excavation will not be necessary.

While the upcoming work on the downtown sewer lines will cause traffic delays, businesses and residents in the area can be assured that the sewer lines they depend on have been inspected and cleaned, reducing the likelihood of sewage backups and spills. SAWS is under a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that mandates the inspection and cleaning of sewer lines in areas around the city.

Six phases of sewer work over a five-week period will be focused around the Commerce Street and Alamo Street intersection with various lane closures (see maps below). Losoya Street will be closed for a few days during Phase 2, and northbound Alamo Street will be closed during Phase 4. Phase 6, the final phase, will be on Commerce between Soledad and St. Mary's. The phases will occur as follows:

  • Phase 1: Feb.1-5, Commerce and Alamo streets
  • Phase 2: Feb. 5-10, Commerce, Alamo and Losoya streets
  • Phase 3: Feb. 10-15, Alamo Street
  • Phase 4: Feb. 15-20, Alamo Street
  • Phase 5: Feb. 20-25, Alamo Street
  • Phase 6: March 1-5, Commerce Street

"We know that traffic in the downtown area can be challenging," said SAWS Vice President Greg Flores, "so we will make every effort to minimize disruptions."

Some ramps will be used in the process to accommodate traffic passing over bypass pipes. The ramps will include a four-inch rise, which may require traffic to slow. When sidewalks are involved in the work, ADA-compatible ramps will still allow pedestrian traffic.

"It's critical that we maintain the city's sewer system in order to avoid sewer spills," added Flores. "There will be some overnight work noise and possibly some odors, so we ask the public to bear with us while we work 24/7 to complete this work as quickly as possible."

Working with city convention and tourism planners, SAWS picked this timeframe to do the work since there are no major conventions or tourism events planned. All work is expected to be done before Spring Break and Fiesta San Antonio activities begin.

Timeline for Maintenance

All dates approximate

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