The Clark Regional Wastewater District (District) Board of Commissioners recently awarded a $1.86 million contract to Nutter Corporation Inc. of Vancouver, WA for construction of the Highway 99 Sewer South project. The project includes installation of approximately 3,400 lineal feet of new gravity trunk sewer in Highway 99 between NE 63rd Street and NE 78th Street. The new pipe replaces an existing aged sewer line that was installed in the late 1960s and serves businesses along the east side of Highway 99. Funding for the project comes from the District’s Restoration and Replacement (R&R) account which is generated through customer rates.
The project is an important re-investment in Hazel Dell and is part of the Districts proactive efforts to keep the sewer system operating safely and efficiently. Concrete sewers, such as the one in Highway 99, slowly deteriorate over time. “This investment will provide continued reliable and affordable service for the customers in Hazel Dell for another 50 plus years, while at the same time protecting public health and the environment” Robin Krause, District Engineer.
Careful planning has gone into this project to minimize impacts to area businesses and the public. Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2016, following the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands, and be completed in November 2016. Minor pre-construction related activities can be expected in the area prior to the start of construction. Work will be done in stages and in most cases will be confined to a work zone to the right of the northbound travel lanes. Construction will take place during daytime hours (7 am to 4 pm) Monday thru Friday. Work in the roadway intersections will take place during nighttime hours.
The travelling public and area businesses can expect moderate traffic impacts along with some construction noise, vibration and dust in and around the work zone. The District work has been coordinated with Clark County. Temporary traffic control revisions will be in place throughout the duration of construction. Vehicular access will be maintained to each business during regular business hours. All local businesses will remain open during construction.
For more information or to sign up for the project notification list, visit http://www.crwwd.com/projects/hwy99sewer.html or contact Ron Monteferrante, District Construction Manager at (360) 993-8851 or [email protected]