Construction on a project to replace a sewer main along Brookdale Road in Parkland will resume on March 11. Work is expected to be complete in 2016.
During the first phase of construction, sections of 131st Street East and Brookdale Road East will be closed to through traffic as the work progresses between A Street South and Golden Given Road East. Local access and emergency vehicle access will be available during the closures, although motorists should expect intermittent delays when accessing their property.
The first section of construction will start at Eighth Avenue East, and continue east to Golden Given Road.
Once work between Eighth Avenue East and Golden Given Road is complete, the road closure will move to A Street South between 133rd Street East and 131st Street East. A pipe that is 75-feet-long and 36-inches in diameter will connect the Brookdale Road interceptor pipe to the existing pipe at 133rd Street East.
Pierce County is replacing about 5,000 feet of pipe with a 72-inch diameter interceptor pipe. The existing 30-inch diameter sewer pipe is nearing its capacity of 7 million gallons per day, is heavily corroded, and is located in an area affected by high groundwater levels. Groundwater seeps into the sewer pipe, reducing its capacity to carry wastewater.
Work began on this project in October 2013, but was suspended due to unfavorable conditions.
NW Cascade is the project contractor. The project is funded by sewer ratepayer funds, and is expected to cost approximately $9.3 million. This work is part of Pierce County’s Sanitary Sewer Capital Improvement Plan.
Visit www.piercecountywa.org/sewerprojects for additional information on sewer projects.
Jeff Roscoe, Public Works and Utilities Sewer Division construction engineering supervisor
Callene Abernathy, Public Works and Utilities Sewer Division public information specialist