This project consists of the design and construction of a gravity sanitary sewer to increase capacity in an area with a bottleneck. Currently aa 15-inch and 12-inch sewer line combine into a single 16-inch line to travel under the Fulbright Expressway. This new project will separate the lines so that each can flow unimpeded to the north of the Expressway.
Why is it important?
This project is important because bottlenecks in a sewer collection system can lead to the back-up of flow, especially during high-flow events during rainfall. This could lead to sanitary sewer overflows in the vicinity. This project will provide ample capacity to ensure this does not occur in the future.
What is the current status?
This project was designed by Hawkins Weir Engineers, Inc. and has been approved by the Department of Health for construction. Easement acquisition with Washington Regional Medical Center is underway, then the project can be bid. Bidding is expected in early 2021.
When is completion expected?
Construction will begin once bidding is completed and is expected to last six months. A completion date is not yet known.
How was this project funded?
Funds are budgeted within the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project in the Utilities Department.