The Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 in Oregon may cause some disruptions on Wheeling Street next week, according to Oregon Public Service Director Paul Roman.
The project consists of rehabilitating local and trunk sanitary sewers to reduce inflo/infiltration into the city’s sanitary sewer system. Part of the project includes lining the inside of existing sanitary sewers and manholes on Wheeling Street, between Navarre Avenue and Bleeker Street, and Pickle Road, between Grasser Street and Wheeling Street.
The lining work will involve cleaning, inspecting, and lining of the existing sanitary sewer and adjacent manholes within the existing right of way.
“We really don’t have slowdowns in the winter anymore,” Roman said about infrastructure projects at the last council meeting in December. “The last five years have always been pretty busy.”
Part of the project that involves lining the trunk sewer on Wheeling Street is scheduled to begin on January 7, said Roman.
“We will put out a public notice to the residents of Wheeling informing them of the work and instructing them on anything that may affect them,” said Roman. “We’ll also try and put out information on solar boards and message boards on what’s to be expected.”
The contractor will need to install temporary bypass pumps and above ground piping during the lining process, according to Roman.
“The biggest issue with this work is that it will involve bypass pumping, in which there will be a large 12-inch discharge line that will have to be laid out along the west side of Wheeling Street, from Navarre to Starr,” said Roman.
The work will last between three to four weeks, he added.
“It will drastically affect residents on the west side of Wheeling. There will be road closures involved, certainly a lane restriction on Navarre at different times. There will be a ramp for Starr Avenue, a rectangular conduit. But we will have the proper warning beacons as well as signs prior to the work. It will be noticed. I guarantee it,” said Roman.
The contractor for the project is Underground Utilities, Inc., Monroeville, Ohio. Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc., Detroit, is a sub-contractor to Underground Utilities, Inc.
The city has hired Quality Control Inspection, Inc., Bedford, Ohio, to provide a project representative/inspector who will be available on site to address any concerns during construction.
The project is being funded through the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) State Issue 2 program and the Ohio EPA Water Supply Revolving Loan Program.