Clayton will close the intersection at Wenger and Hoke roads Wednesday for pipeline replacement. CONTRIBUTED

Intersection at Wenger, Hoke roads to close Wednesday for pipeline work

Pipeline replacement will cause a Clayton intersection to be closed Wednesday.

City crews are set to replace the pipelines at the Wenger Road and Hoke Road intersection Wednesday.

Officials said a small leak was found in the pipes after the service department performed camera inspections of all the underground pipes under and around Hoke Road prior to the resurfacing that is set to begin this summer.

The city wanted to do all necessary repairs before the resurfacing was complete.

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“The crews identified a pipe as having a small leak at the intersection and they decided to replace it prior to the resurfacing,” said Director of Development Jack Kuntz.

“By taking a little extra time before the Hoke Road Resurfacing Project began, our crews were able to identify a small repair and take the necessary steps to prevent a larger scope project after the fact which would be more costly and time consuming in the long run,” he said.

Crews will replace an eight-inch pipe plus other extra problems that might be found.

The initial cost of the project is about $5,800, which covers the pipes and man hours. Clayton will cover the costs of the project.

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“We won’t know the exact cost until after the project is complete due to certain unknowns that always occur on these types of projects,” Kuntz said.

The project will start about 6 a.m. Wednesday till work is finished, weather permitting.

Visit the city’s Facebook page for updates on the pipe replacement and other road projects this summer. Residents can contact Kuntz at 937-836-3500 for direct questions.

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