Work completed this week:
Gabe’s Construction completed placing the sound attenuation fence along the eastern right-of-way on Cutler Street. The Contractor delivered the Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) equipment and set up the drill rig and associated support equipment along Cutler Street.
Cutler Street is now closed to traffic to the south of Exchange Street. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained.
West Michigan Dirtworks installed 16” Wye, and two gate valves on Beechtree street forcemain in preparation of flow transfer.
The existing 16” force main has been exposed and terminated at proposed location, and temporary blow off was installed to pressure test all previously installed 16” forcemain.
The week wrapped up with road closure and detour on Beechtree north of Columbus.
Demolition of Beechtree Street has commenced along with pressure test of the existing 16” forcemain.
What to anticipate next week:
Demolition of the road and existing storm system will continue on Beechtree, along with the installation of the 16-inch force main pipe.
Gabe’s Construction anticipates beginning HDD operations on Monday, March 4. The contractor will begin by drilling the pilot hole, which is scheduled to take approximately ten days.
Both Contractors remain on schedule.