To protect the City’s investment and minimize risks, construction will be completed in three phases. Schedules for the three phases will overlap to maintain an aggressive schedule and minimize the overall construction duration. Phase 1 construction began in August 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2017.
Phase 1: Microtunnel pipeline installation
This critical project element will be successfully completed prior to investing additional dollars in the other project components.
Phase 2: Lift Station 87 construction
To reduce the overall schedule, a contractor will be selected for Lift Station 87 construction while the microtunnel work is ongoing. Once Hudson Bayou has been successfully crossed, the Lift Station 87 contractor will be authorized to proceed.
Phase 3: Open cut pipeline construction
To reduce the overall schedule, a contractor will be selected for the open cut pipeline construction while Lift Station 87 construction is ongoing. Once Lift Station 87 is substantially complete, the open cut pipeline contractor will be authorized to proceed. Once wastewater can be diverted to Lift Station 87, Lift Station 7 will be decommissioned and demolished. The Lift Station 7 site will be returned to a park-like setting.