Construction Updates

Construction Update – September 12, 2015

We apologize for any inconvenience caused on the night of Saturday, September 12. Around 6:00 p.m., there was a malfunction at a connection point within the system that caused clean water to flow onto the street on Virginiatown Road, and onto some adjacent properties. This connection point is in a vault with a manhole lid. The lid was still on, but the pavement around the lid was damaged.

This leak occurred during the testing phase on the project. These sort of tests help to identify areas of the system that need further attention. This will ensure system reliability once the pipeline is up and running. The water had stopped flowing by 9:00 p.m. The pavement was patched and the roadway was cleaned up by about 10:00 p.m. The contractor will be cleaning up and repairing any damage to the roadway and private property. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience that this caused.

Post-construction Roadway Pavement Process

In the construction segments where the pipeline is being installed in a roadway the existing pavement is excavated for pipeline placement.  After the pipeline is installed and the trench filled in, a temporary pavement patch is placed on the disturbed section of roadway.  After the pipeline has been installed, a variety of pipeline-related equipment such as air release or blow off valves are placed along the alignment.  Once that work is completed and no further construction activity is required, the contractor will provide the permanent paving patch over the disturbed section of roadway.  This will likely occur later this fall, depending on construction circumstances.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience!