Sewer Lining Work to Begin

Sewer lining work is slated to begin Tuesday, May 30 on Omaha Avenue. The sewer pipe is being rehabbed with a cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) method. CIPP is used to repair damaged or deteriorated sewer pipes without digging up the existing pipe or disrupting roads, driveways, sidewalks, or landscaping. 

Work will take place from Earl May to Milk Specialties over a 4-week period and the outside westbound lane will be partially closed from 8th Street to 13th Street during this time. During the process, a steam cloud coming from the sewer manholes may be visible in the air and will dissipate quickly when the process is complete. On occasion, there may be a “resin cooking smell” odor during the curing process that arises from the styrene component in the resin used in CIPP. Once the CIPP is fully cured or hardened, the odor will be eliminated.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call the City of Norfolk Engineering Division at 402-844-2020.