This is an update for the 2017 CSO Project for the Week of July 17th.

The cast-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining of the sewer under the existing buildings between Pearl Street and Public Works was completed this past week.  The photos attached show the liner running through a manhole during the installation process (first picture), then an "after photo" with a portion of the liner cut to allow for future manhole access. To view the photos, please click here and here.

Other items of work accomplished included connection of the remaining sewer service laterals, completion of the storm sewer near Public Works entrance and grading of the sub-base at the intersectin of Olive and Market Street. 

Work scheduled in the coming week includes:

  • Sealing and testing of the sanitary manholes
  • Televising of the sewers.
  • Removal of the bypass pumping equipment in Kiwanis Park and at Public Works.
  • Concrete and restoration work.

If all goes as planned, the multiple pumps that operate around the clock should be turned off and removed from the site prior to next weekend.  The completion of concrete work  and paving is scheduled for the week of July 31st.  If the weather cooperates, the 2017 CSO Project should be substantially complete by August 4th.

We thank you for your continued patience with the construction.  As always, please feel free to contact Abonmarche Project Engineer Jason Marquardt (269) 927-2295 ext. 171 with questions or concerns.

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This is an update for the 2017 CSO Project for the week of June 26th.

Kalin Construction informed the City that the Cast-in-Place Pipe subcontractor, Insituform, will be unable to mobilize to install the liner until the week of July 17th.  As such, Kalin will need two additional weeks to complete the project making the revised completion date July 28th.  If all goes as planned, the bypass pumping operation in Kiwanis Park should be shut off on July 21st, one week later than the original plan.

Specific work items completed last week included:

  • Sanitary and Storm Sewer work nearly completed near Public Works entrance.
  • All helical pile, steel cradle, pile cap and steel pipe strap work completed, Hardman Construction subcontractor demobilized.
  • 8" diameter sanitary sewer at the base of the Market Steet hill laid to the first manhole.
  • Most of the pipe trench backfilled in the Public Works yard.

Work in the coming week:

  • No construction is scheduled for July 4th.
  • Continue laying 8" sanitary sewer up the Market Street hill.
  • Testing of Sanitary 1" water service with 2" water service at the Cross Fit Building.
  • Final connection of the 12" sanitary sewer near Public Works entrance at the CSO overflow chamber (challenging work).

At this time, Kalin Construction does plan to work on Saturday, July 8th.

We thank you for you continued patience with the construction. As always, please feel free to contact Abonmarche Project Engineer Jason Marquardt (269) 927-2295 ext. 171 with questions or concerns.

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This is the 2017 CSO Project Update for the week of June 5th.

Kalin Construction reported the following items have been completed over the past week.

• The new water main on the Market Street hill passed bacteriological/water quality testing. Water services were switched from the new main to the old water main Wednesday through today.
• Three of the six pile caps are now completed, a photo of one of the pile caps is attached.
• Hardman Construction, a subcontractor to Kalin, started to install the steel cradle on the helical pilings in Public Works yard in preparation for the pipe installation.
• Two sewer manholes and pipes were installed on the interceptor sewer at the base of the Market Street hill.

Kalin Construction and their subcontractors plan to undertake the following activities in the coming week.

• Disconnection and abandonment of the old water main on the Market Street hill. This will require water to be shut off and Kalin expects to be ready to do the work this coming Monday morning. Therefore, a water shut-off is scheduled for Monday morning (June 12th) between 8 AM and Noon. Properties that may be impacted will receive door hanger notices, which are being delivered by the Abonmarche Inspector.


• Installation of the remaining helical piles and pile caps.
• Begin installing pipe in the Public Works yard.
• Begin cleaning the sewer in preparation for installation of the cast-in-place pipe liner between Pearl Street and the Public Works yard by Insituform, the subcontractor for this work.

We thank you for your patience and please feel free to contact Abonmarche Project Engineer, Jason Marquardt (269-927-2295 ext. 171) with questions or concerns.

Last week, the week of May 29th, Kalin Construction and their subcontractors made the following progress. 

The water main down the Market Street was installed and pressure tested. Approximately 90% of the helical piles were installed in the trench in the Public Works yard.Two pile caps were poured on Friday to allow for installation of two new manholes on the sanitary interceptor sewer at the base of the Market Street hill.

Over the weekend, flushing of the new water main and bacteriological/water quality testing commenced.  Kalin anticipates switching the old water main to the new water main as early as Tuesday, June 6th.  This will require a water shut off for approximately one hour to the properties highlighted in purple on the map below.  Switching the services from the old main to the new main is done one service at time, so the time of the water shut off will vary from property to property.  The Abonmarche inspector will go door to door with additional details once water quality testing is completed and the shut off time can be better predicted.

In the coming week Kalin expects to complete excavating the trench at Public works as well as installation of helical piles and pile caps.  Installation of manholes at the base of the Market Street hill and preparation for the Insituform Cast-in-Place liner is also expected to commence.

We thank you for your patience and please feel free to contact Abonmarche Project Engineer, Jason Marquardt (269-927-2295 ext. 171) with questions or concerns.

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2017 CSO Project Update 5-19-17

At the weekly progress meeting this morning (Friday, 5/19/17) Kalin Construction reported that start up of the bypass pumping operation did not go as quickly as planned.The work that Kalin intended to complete this past week required bypass pumping to be underway, therefore progress did not go as planned.
Kalin also informed the City that they intend to work Saturdays until the project is complete, with the exception of Memorial Day and July 4th holiday weekends, to make up for the lost time.
The schedule for the coming week will sound similar to the update last week. On Monday, excavation is expected to commence at the base (east of) the Market Street hill, with installation of helical piles and pile caps starting on Tuesday. Kalin also expects to start laying water main next week, however they now plan to start at the top of the Market Street hill and head to the east. The intersection of Market Street and Olive Street will be closed as early as Monday, May 22nd to allow this work to begin. Kalin also plans to tie into the existing water main at Market Street and Olive Street on Wednesday, May 24th. The water tie-in will require water to be shut off, the area expected to be impacted is highlighted in purple on the map below. This type of water tie-in typically takes 3 to 4 hours to complete; door hanger notices with the specific time of the shut off will be delivered to those expected to be impacted on Monday of next week.

We thank you for your patience and please feel free to contact Abonmarche Project Engineer, Jason Marquardt (269-927-2295 ext. 171) with questions or concerns.

 

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