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Redundant Line and other Infrastructure Projects

Post Date:March 27, 2020 10:00 AM

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Pipe Arrives for Redundant Force Main Project

More than 2,300 linear feet of new 48-inch HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pipe has arrived in Fort Lauderdale and is being stored near the entrance to Holiday Park at U.S. 1 and N.E. 8 Street. The new pipe is part of the City’s $65 million redundant force main project, an initiative underway to construct a new 7.5-mile wastewater transmission line from the G.T. Lohmeyer Wastewater Treatment Plant on S.E. 18 Street to the wastewater lift station located on Bayview Drive north of Oakland Park Boulevard.  

The first segment of the new pipe was installed in the Rio Vista neighborhood on March 12, 2020. Work is being done using underground directional drilling, which is a trenchless technology that allows underground utilities to be installed with minimal impact or disruption to streets, roadways, traffic, residents, and neighborhoods. 


REDUNDANT FORCE MAIN PROJECT
The City Commission 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 project will utilize two contractors, Murphy Pipeline Contractors, and David Mancini and Sons, and 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.


North Line

The City of Fort Lauderdale has contracted with Murphy Pipeline to install a new 42-inch sewer force main to upgrade infrastructure, create redundancy, enhance reliability, and improve services for our neighbors.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. Construction is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday,

PHASE ONE/CORAL RIDGE: The first portion of the sewer main will be installed along Bayview Drive in March 2020. During construction, the southbound lane of Bayview Drive from NE 26 Street to NE 21 Street will be closed. Traffic will be detoured using NE 26 Street, NE 18 Street, and Middle River Drive. See map and additional project information here pdf

During the week of March 30, 2020, the contractor will mobilize in the second construction area in Coral Ridge, along Bayview Drive and NE 28 Avenue. The work in this area is expected to take approximately one month, through April 2020. See map and additional project information here. pdf

PHASE TWO/POINSETTIA HEIGHTS: The sewer main will be installed along NE 18 Street between NE 20 Avenue and NE 15 Avenue from April through May 2020. See map and additional project information here pdf 

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.

For more information, 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.

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 to upgrade infrastructure, create redundancy, enhance reliability, and improve services for our neighbors. 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. Construction is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and on Sunday, when necessary.

PHASE ONE/HARBORDALE: The contractor mobilized in Harbordale on March 16, 2020 for two segments of work on SE 10 Avenue. The following road closures are in effect until July 2020:

  • SE 10 Avenue, south of SE 17 Street, is closed.
  • The intersection of SE 10 Avenue and SE 14 Court is closed.

See map and additional project information here pdf

PHASE TWO/BEVERLY HEIGHTS: The contractor plans to mobilize on Friday, April 10, 2020 for a segment of work on SE 9 Avenue in Beverly Heights. Upon mobilization, SE 9 Avenue will be closed
between Las Olas Boulevard and SE 2 Court until August 2020. Traffic will be detoured south to Las Olas Boulevard. (see map). See map and additional project information here pdf

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.

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.

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

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.  


Environmental Remediation Underway for Affected Waterways

The City has hired E-Sciences, an environmental services company, which is currently conducting an analysis of the conditions that exist in the impacted area of the Tarpon River. Based on the findings of the analysis, the company will develop a restoration plan for the affected portions of the waterway.  

The City is also finalizing an agreement with Wood Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions, a second environmental services company, to perform similar work in the George English Park Lagoon. Once the agreement is finalized, the company will analyze the conditions that exist in the affected area and, based on the results, develop an appropriate restoration plan.  

Following discussions with staff from Broward County Environmental Services, the City is moving forward with plans to secure a contractor for the emergency removal of debris and sediment within the turbidity curtain area in the George English Park Lagoon as part of the overall restoration process. 


Safety Tips:
Flyer pdf

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

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