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Redundant Line and other Infrastructure Projects

Post Date:June 20, 2020 7:30 PM

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REDUNDANT FORCE MAIN PROJECT

View Map of Project Progress pdf

The City Commission in January unanimously approved $65 million to fund the design and construction of approximately 47,860 feet of 48-inch pipe that will serve as a redundant wastewater transmission line extending from the Coral Ridge Country Club Wastewater Lift Station to the G.T. Lohmeyer Wastewater Treatment Plant (GTL). The new sewer force main will help upgrade infrastructure, create redundancy, enhance reliability, and improve services for our neighbors.

The high-density polyethylene (HDPE) sewer pipe is being installed using a process called underground directional drilling. This trenchless technology allows underground utilities to be installed with minimal impact or disruption to streets, roadways, traffic, residents, and neighborhoods, while helping to complete the project in less time. HDPE pipe was chosen because it is more resistant to corrosion, has fewer mechanical joints, and is more flexible than traditional ductile iron sewer pipe, so it will reduce maintenance and improve the infrastructure's resilience to rising groundwater tables and sea level rise.

The City is using two contractors, Murphy Pipeline Contractors, and David Mancini and Sons, to work simultaneously and complete this major infrastructure project as quickly as possible. Murphy Pipeline is installing the northern portion of the sewer main pipe, from NE 37 Court to NE 8 Street. David Mancini & Sons, Inc. is installing the southern portion of the redundant line, from NE 8 Street to GTL.The project is expected to take approximately 18 months. 

Once the project is complete, a second project is planned to rehabilitate the existing 54-inch sewer main, which will result in the City having two wastewater transmission lines for full redundancy and reliability. 

As the project progresses, both contractors will work with neighbors to maintain access to individual properties. Please follow posted signs and drive with caution in the area. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and cooperation as we strive to upgrade our sewer system as quickly as possible. 

See below for more information, or contact the project manager, Krishan Kandial, at 954-828-4019 or kkandial@fortlauderdale.gov. Questions can also be directed to the City's 24-Hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000. 

North Line

The City of Fort Lauderdale contracted with Murphy Pipeline to install the north section of the redundant sewer force main line.

The next portion of sewer main will be installed on Bayview Drive, between NE 24 Street and NE 30 Place. The work will be done using underground directional drilling, a process that will minimize impacts to streets, traffic, and neighbors, while helping to complete the project in less time. The directional drilling for the next phase of work is expected to take approximately eight weeks, through July 2020, and may be extended if any unforeseen conditions arise.

Work will take place Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During construction, Bayview Drive will be closed from NE 24 to NE 25 Street and from NE 30 Street to NE 30 Place. Northbound Bayview Drive will also be closed from NE 25 Street to NE 26 Street and from NE 27 Street to NE 29 Street.

View a map for road closures and project details pdf

Local access will be maintained between the closures on Bayview Drive. As the project progresses through the neighborhood, the contractor will work with neighbors to maintain access to individual properties. Please follow posted signs and drive with caution in the area. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and cooperation as we strive to upgrade our sewer system as quickly as possible.

CORAL RIDGE: The first portion of the sewer main was installed along Bayview Drive in March 2020. To view a video of the pipe installation, visit https://bit.ly/2ALriH1. The second section of pipe along Bayview was installed in late May; the third section is being installed just south of Oakland Park Boulevard, between NE 24 Street and NE 30 Place. Click here for details on the current phase underway along Bayview Drive pdf

POINSETTIA HEIGHTS: A quarter mile of new pipe (approximately 1,300 linear feet) has been installed on NE 18 Street from NE 17 Terrace east to NE 20 Avenue in the Poinsettia Heights neighborhood. View a map and additional project information here pdf

South Line

The City of Fort Lauderdale has contracted with David Mancini & Sons, Inc.to install the south portion of the new redundant line from GTL to Sunrise Boulevard.

The next phases of work will encompass the installation of approximately one quarter mile (1400 linear feet) of force main along SE 10 Avenue from SE 14 Court to SE 12 Street in the Harbordale neighborhood.

As part of the pipe installation process, the contractor will expand the road closures along SE 10 Avenue, between SE 14 Court and SE 16 Court. 

Work will take place Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

View a flyer with a map of the road closures pdf

The contractor will do everything possible to complete this segment of work by August 2020, but the schedule may be extended if any unforeseen conditions arise. The contractor will reach out to homeowners and business owners in the affected area to provide more details.

In addition to the pipe installation in Harbordale, approximately one half mile of force main is also under construction along NE 11 Avenue from SE 2 Street to NE 6 Street in the Victoria Park neighborhood.

Construction is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and on Sunday, when necessary.

RIO VISTA: Nearly a mile of new 54-inch force main has been installed, connected, and is currently operational in the Rio Vista neighborhood. The new pipe installation included 2,200 linear feet on SE 9 Avenue from SE 12 Street north to SE 8 Street, and 2,500 linear feet along SE 9 Avenue from SE 7 Street north to SE 2 Court. in Beverly Heights. To view a video of the installation of the first segment of pipe in Rio Vista, visit https://bit.ly/3dox2U1. To view a video updating the progress being made in Rio Vista, visit https://bit.ly/3ekHf5q.

HARBORDALE: A one third mile of pipe (approximately 1,600 linear feet) has been successfully installed in the Harbordale neighborhood along SE 10 Avenue from SE 18 Street north to SE 14 Court. The next phase of work will encompass the installation of approximately one quarter mile (1,400 linear feet) of force main along SE 10 Avenue from SE 14 Court to SE 12 Street. View a flyer with a map of the road closures pdf

BEVERLY HEIGHTS: Nearly a one half mile of new force main (2,500 linear feet) has been installed along SE 9 Avenue from SE 7 Street in Rio Vista north to SE 2 Court in Beverly Heights.

For more information or questions, contact David Mancini Jr. from David Mancini & Sons, Inc. at dmancinijr@dmsi.co or the City's 24-Hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000.


January 9, 2020 Infrastructure Update

 

Speech Transcript pdf | PowerPoint Presentation pdf | Brochure pdf | FAQs pdf  


OTHER SEWER PROJECTS COMPLETED AND IN PROGRESS

Coral Ridge Country Club Estates  COMPLETED 
One-third of a mile of new ductile iron 12-inch sewer main was installed in NE 36 Street, east of Bayview Drive.

George English Park - COMPLETED
Installation of a new 16-inch sewer pipe was successfully completed in George English Park at 1101 Bayview Drive in Coral Ridge.

Las Olas Force Main Improvement (Between Lido Drive and Poinciana Drive) – IN PROGRESS
The City is working with Murphy Pipeline to replace approximately 3,100 feet of sewer force main along East Las Olas Boulevard, between Lido Drive and Poinciana Drive. Work is scheduled to take place from February 26 to August 31, 2020. See the project flier here. pdf

Rio Vista - COMPLETED
More than 2,000 feet of new 54-inch sewer main was installed along SE 9 Avenue in the Rio Vista neighborhood which enabled crews to remove the above ground bypass line.

Victoria Park – COMPLETED 
Nearly a mile of new 16-inch sewer main was installed along NE 5th Street and NE 6th Court, between NE 11th Avenue and NE 19 Avenue, in Victoria Park.


WATERWAY REMEDIATION

The City of Fort Lauderdale is working with two environmental services companies, E-Sciences and Wood Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions, to remediate areas of George English Lake and the Tarpon River that were impacted by sewer line breaks that took place in late 2019 and early 2020.  

For the latest updates, please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/waterwayrestoration.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Air Quality Tests:
Test Results and Sampling Locations (12-23-2019 & 12-31-19 through 01-02-20) pdf

Water Quality Tests:
Water Quality Test Results pdf (as of 01-06-20)

Safety Tips:
Flyer pdf

Photo Gallery:
http://bit.ly/2RZRaoK


Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Reports

Dec. 10, Dec. 20, 2019: Rio Vista/Hector Park (1000 block Ponce De Leon Dr.) and Virginia Young Park (900 block SE 10 St.) pdf
Dec. 21, 2019: Himmarshee Canal (SE 2 St. and SE 9 Ave.) pdf
Dec. 27, Dec. 30, 2019: Victoria Park (1600 block NE 5 St.) pdf
Dec. 30, 2019: Coral Ridge Country Club Estates (2800 block NE 36 St.) pdf
Dec. 31, 2019: 3000 and 4000 block of NE 32 Ave. pdf
Dec. 31, 2019: NE 4 Ct. and N. Victoria Park Rd. pdf


Important Information for Neighbors Affected by Sanitary Sewer Overflows:
Neighbors who live in areas that were affected by the sewer main breaks can click here to get information regarding cleanup efforts and how to file a claim for incurred expenses.pdf