This project was awarded at the July 5, 2012, City Council meeting and consists of rehabilitating various sanitary sewers and appurtenances located throughout the City. It includes a total of approximately 800 lineal feet of new sanitary sewer installed by Horizontal Directional Drilling in the south 500 block of Lynn Street neighborhood and “upsizing” approximately 280 lineal feet of existing sanitary sewer from six-inch diameter to eight-inch diameter sewer by Pipe Bursting in the south 500 block of Elm Street. Adjusting manhole elevations in the west 700 block of Washington Street to improve street drainage in that block is also part of the project as well as unexpected, but necessary, repairs to the City’s sanitary sewer system for a one-year period following award of the contract. Directional drilling and pipe bursting are used in sewer construction to reduce the amount of surface disruption. Trenching and open cut is usually only about 10 percent of traditional methods of sewer construction. Cross Construction is the contractor for the project at a total a cost of $345,753.
Construction work items are complete as well as some restoration work has been completed, but landscaping remains at most locations awaiting acceptable weather conditions. Lawn restoration was completed at the west 700 block of Washington Street.