The City of Elyria selected KS Associates to provide construction administration and observation services for the West River Road Lift Station and Force Main Improvements and Griswold Road Sewer Extension project. Bay Mechanical was awarded this $1.5 million contract aimed at improving the City's sanitary sewer system and reducing maintenance costs. KS is providing full-time project representation, acting as the City's eyes and ears at the site.
The project has three primary components: a major lift station rehabilitation, a force main replacement and a gravity sanitary sewer extension. A portion of the gravity sanitary sewer is constructed on an above-ground pipe bridge. The gravity sewer must be constructed and tested prior to the start of the lift station and force main in order to accept bypass flow during force main construction.
KS Associates' role in the project includes reviewing shop drawings and submittals, observing construction, preparing daily reports, reviewing pay applications, and observing structural tests. We have been closely monitoring construction activities to assure the contractor does not encroach on a sensitive waterway.
With KS on the job, the City knows it has a critical communication link connecting the many project stakeholders, including the contractor, subcontractors, suppliers, residents and the traveling public.
Construction commenced in February 2010 and is substantially complete.