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Relocated Wastewater Treatment Facility - Construction Updates

An overview of work completed and a projection of work expected in the following weeks is available here. The Contractor will notify property owners of any impact to their property or utility services. Please do not remove construction stakes or flags. Progress may differ from projections depending on the weather and other construction elements. See the July 5, 2024, construction update.

Previous work, December 11, 2023 - July 5, 2024:

  • Trees were removed along Lincoln Avenue, Smith Avenue, and Vireo Parkway.
  • Valley Corporation (Contractor) completed the force main installation along Vireo Parkway.
  • The Contractor completed the force main installation underneath US Highway 75 and along East Wiles Road both east and west of US Highway 75.
  • The Contractor completed the force main installation along Chicago Avenue and 26th Avenue.
  • The Contractor completed the force main installation along Smith Avenue from 26th Avenue to south of 16th Avenue.
  • The Contractor completed the restoration of East Wiles Road, including seeding the ditches and placing new rock on the roadway east of US Highway 75.
  • The Contractor completed the restoration of the Smith Avenue roadway surface from 26th Avenue to approximately 2,250 feet north of Race Street. Final grading along with temporary and permanent seeding will be completed at a later date as weather allows.

Upcoming work overview, July 6-19, 2024:

  • The Contractor will continue with force main installation on Smith Avenue from south of 16th Avenue to 13th Avenue. This will include removal of the south bound lane pavement surface on Smith Avenue, trenching, force main pipe installation, and replacement of the removed roadway with temporary gravel.
  • Contractor will begin preparations for complete pavement replacement on Smith Avenue from 16th Avenue to 13th Avenue that includes removal of the remaining pavement surfacing, utility installations, and pavement replacement.
  • Smith Avenue from 16th Avenue to 13th Avenue will be closed in construction work areas. Other areas may be reduced to one lane periodically during staging activities.

Sanitary Sewer Improvements

sanitary sewer improvementsSanitary sewer improvements are part of the FEMA project to relocate the wastewate treatment plant as a result of the March 2019 flood. The project consists of the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at the Fourmile Industrial Park, new pumping stations, and conveyance system. The sanitary sewer improvements will include removal and replacement of the existing surfacing on Smith Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Avenue, and Richey Street. This will allow installation of sanitary sewer force mains, storm sewer installations, and water main relocations. Reconstruction will include new sidewalks and ADA accessible ramps.

The project is planned to be constructed in phases to minimize the disruption to residences and public access to Rhylander Park.

Project Information Sheet 

Strip Maps (recommend that you download the files and open them in Adobe Acrobat)

Strip map of Smith Avenue (from 16th Avenue south):

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Strip map of Lincoln Avenue (2nd to 12th Avenues) and Smith Avenue (12th to 16th Avenues):

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