To protect the City’s investment and minimize risks, construction is being completed in three phases, which overlap to maintain an aggressive schedule and minimize the overall construction duration.
Phase 1: Lift Station 87 Microtunneling
Construction of Phase 1, which included microtunnels under Hudson Bayou and Luke Wood Park, was successfully completed under budget. Construction began in late January 2017 and was completed in June 2017.
Phase 2: Lift Station 87 Structure
Pre-construction work began on the Lift Station 87 structure in October 2017. Site work and demolition of existing structures began in January 2018. The new lift station will feature state-of-the-art odor control and fully enclosed operations to minimize the impacts of routine operation and maintenance activities. Construction of Lift Station 87 is scheduled to be completed in mid-2020. Once operational, wastewater flows will be diverted to the lift station, so Phase 3 pipelines can be installed.
Phase 3: Open Cut Pipeline Construction
In Phase 3, crews will install piplines via open cut along Osprey Avenue, Alta Vista Street, Pomelo Avenue and Pomelo Place. Once those pipelines are installed, wastewater flows will be diverted to Lift Station 87, and then Lift Station 7 will be demolished and the site will be returned to a park-like setting. New water mains, reclaimed water mains, and full roadway restoration will also be provided as part of this neighborhood improvements project. The contractor began mobilizing for this phase in August 2020; gravity sewer installation and Lift Station 7 decommissioning is scheduled to be completed by March 2021.
Communication with residents and businesses remains a priority. The Lift Station 87 construction office is located at 824 S. Osprey Ave. Project staff are available to provide answers and resolutions to any issues that residents have concerning the project.