Chandler, Ariz., set to rehabilitate largest sewer line along Price Road

(UI) — Chandler City Council has greenlit two contracts to overhaul the city's largest sewer interceptor, a massive 66-inch pipe running along Price Road, just south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway. This vital conduit handles approximately half of Chandler's daily treated wastewater.

Construction services contracts were awarded to B&F Contracting Inc. for the rehabilitation work, valued at up to $43,696,207.25, and to Dibble & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. for construction management services, totaling up to $1,526,019.50.

The initiative stems from Chandler's Wastewater Sewer Assessment Program, which identifies and prioritizes repairs for deteriorating sewer infrastructure. Around 13,000 linear feet of the 66-inch diameter sanitary sewer pipe and 22 manholes along Price Road, from the Loop 202 Santan Freeway to the Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility, will undergo rehabilitation.

Scheduled to commence in June 2024 and conclude by January 2026, the project begins with the installation of temporary sewer bypass pipes along southbound Price Road. These bypasses are crucial for diverting up to 15 million gallons of wastewater daily around the work site during the relining of the existing 66" sewer pipe.

While minimal traffic disruptions are expected initially, more significant impacts are foreseen from August 2024. The installation of bypass piping will necessitate the closure of two southbound lanes, with the northbound lanes remaining open. Subsequently, as relining work progresses, both directions of traffic along Price Road will be affected.

From fall 2024 to summer 2025, one southbound lane will remain closed, alongside the closure of two northbound lanes. Following the project's conclusion, slated for summer 2025, the removal of bypass pipes will commence, followed by roadway paving work in fall 2025.

This project's timeline has been strategically coordinated to follow the completion of other ongoing traffic-affecting projects in the Price Corridor, including Air Products' nitrogen line installation and the city's sewer rehabilitation efforts along the Loop 101 frontage road. Coordination will also occur with the Arizona Department of Transportation's forthcoming Loop 202 Santan Freeway improvements.

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