Local construction company B&F Contracting Inc. recently received the go-ahead from Peoria’s mayor and councilmembers, who unanimously approved a proposed trunk sewer rehabilitation project.
Voted on as a consent item at an August 13 regular meeting, the first since a July adjournment, the multimillion dollar project covers the rehabilitation of 6,131 lineal feet of trunk sewer main throughout the city.
The city is paying B&F Contracting more than $2.5 million for the project, which addresses 107th Avenue, just north of Beardsley Road; Happy Valley Road, east of 83rd Avenue; Beardsley Road, west of 91st Avenue; and Bell Road and 91st Avenue.
Construction is anticipated to begin this fall, with a targeted completion of winter.
The intent of the program is to “repair and rehabilitate defective segments of the city’s wastewater collection system,” according to the August 13 council agenda.
It was deemed necessary following a September 2018 assessment of the city’s trunk sewer mains, 15 inches and larger, the document continues.
“The city assesses all of the major sewer lines in the city (15-inch and large lines) approximately every five years,” added Adina Lund, development and engineering director.
“We video all of the sewer lines and look for any imperfections in the pipe and grade the systems on a scale from one to five to help us assess pipes that are in need of immediate repair,” she continued. “Additionally, this helps us forecast projects for our 10-year capital improvement program.”
Ultimately, a two-year window was given to remediate several areas of the wastewater system, the document
The project is incorporated in the city’s recently passed fiscal year 2020/29 capital improvement program.