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June 22, 2013

Campus Corner celebrates Big Dig as city installs new water main

NORMAN — Life on Campus Corner will be a little busy this week as city of Norman crews install a new water main.

The original cast iron water pipe that broke earlier this summer was installed in 1988 and has suffered erosion.

“All parties feared another break could occur again this summer or, even worse, during a busy game day,” said Jeff Stewart, president of the Campus Corner Merchants Association. “Everyone agreed it was best to replace the line.”

Several merchants are referring to the project as the “Big Dig on Asp” and have planned fun activities to make coming to the Corner worth any inconvenience for customers.

Many merchants are offering specials, and O’Connell’s will offer “Big Dig” specials including Jack Hammer Shots and Hard Hat Burger Specials.

City crews will install 650 feet of PVC water pipe down the middle of Asp Avenue from the Boyd Street intersection to White Street. The first phase of the “Big Dig” will start Sunday at the north end of Asp Avenue and should be completed by Wednesday or Thursday.

The first phase of the project is the installation of the new water line at a depth of about 24 inches. Whenever possible, all work will be done in sections during the morning and early afternoon hours to allow Asp Avenue to be open to traffic beginning at 4 p.m. each day.

The Campus Corner merchants and several city departments are working together to ensure a minimum of inconvenience to Campus Corner customers.

The second phase of the “Big Dig” will begin June 30. This phase will involve each business as it is connected to the new water main.

City staff will contact businesses as the work progresses down the line to ensure each business is connected properly. This could take two days.

The final phase is paving, which starts July 8. Once the contractor starts this phase, it will continue until paving is completed. The “Big Dig” should provide better water at a more consistent pressure for all the merchants on the Corner.

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