Council will be asked to approve a $40,000 contract with the engineering firm Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber to conduct the utility survey and design work for the project, which would take place between Woodlawn and Pennoyer streets.
Based on preliminary estimates by engineers, the project would include the abandonment of the existing 4-inch water line that runs under the eastern northbound lane of Beacon Boulevard; installation of new water main on the west side of Beacon Boulevard between Colfax and Grant, and between Slayton and Pennoyer; the installation of new water main by directional drilling under the parkway/sidewalk area on the east side of Beacon Boulevard between Waverly and Pennoyer; reconnection of all water services and boulevard irrigation systems; and the relining of the existing sanitary sewer and manholes.
During the project, no roadway reconstruction is anticipated, and roadway repairs will be made where spot connections are required for the water main work.
Once a definite project schedule has been developed, engineers and city officials can determine the best time for the project to take place.
Based on a report from the engineer, it is likely that a fall construction schedule with mandatory hours and weekend work be conducted.