Sewer and water line work will continue on the east portion of Stanley Street after two work orders, each totaling more than $1 million, were approved Tuesday by Ardmore Public Works Authority.
The project will stretch from Commerce Street to Washington Street. Director of utilities Shawn Geurin said he expects to start seeing some activity along Stanley Street in the next 30 to 45 days. It will be approximately $2 million worth of work taking place in six months, he said.
The department completed their portion of the west Stanley Street project and turned it over to the engineering department in December.
One of the work orders approved Tuesday totaled $1,013,830, which includes rehab and replacement of the sewer lines and manholes on Stanley Street from Commerce to Washington streets. Geurin said the work will be much like what was done on the west portion of Stanley Street, except it is a much larger project.
While only $750,000 was initially budgeted for the project, Geurin said they were able to work some things around and will not be over budget. In the current budget, the project is under the GAPS Tax. Their goal is to get that portion of the project done in three months, he said.
The other work order for $1,273,750 will include rehab and replacement of the water line and service connections on Stanley Street from Commerce to Washington streets. This project will take a bit longer than the sewer lines and manholes, but it will still need to be complete in 270 days, Geurin said.
“We’re gonna make a mess out of Stanley Street, but it’s gonna be better in the end,” he said.
Construction is being planned out so the area around Lincoln Elementary School won’t be too chaotic while school is in session. Geurin said they discussed possibly starting at the school and moving opposite directions, but they will likely still be in the way “a little bit.”
While the project comes in at more than $1.2 million, the department only budgeted for $1.1 million. The remainder will end up being included in the next Fiscal Year budget, Geurin said.
The APWA also approved a one-year contract extension with Insituform, LLC for water and sewer maintenance. Isituform is the company the city has been working with for the rehab of the sewer system along Stanley Street and various public works projects throughout the city.
More than $1 million of rehab and replacement of sewer lines and manholes throughout the city with Insituform was approved by the APWA in December. Geurin said they should be kicking off those projects in the next two weeks.