City of Billings W.O. 14-01, Grand Avenue

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION:
Billings, MT

PROJECT MANAGER:
Mac Fogelsong, PE

PROJECT WEBSITE:
Grand Avenue Project Website

WATER MAIN & STORM DRAIN REPLACEMENT

The City of Billings, Montana W.O. 14-01 Grand Avenue Water Main and Storm Drain Replacement Project consisted of installing approximately 5,000 lineal feet of new 12-inch water main and 2,000 lineal feet of new 12-inch to 30-inch diameter storm drain in Grand Avenue between 17th and 24th Street West. The new storm drain was designed to alleviate flooding problems that occurred along Grand Avenue for storms less than the 2-year recurrence interval. Since much of the business frontage along this corridor are retail, restaurants and bars, this type of flooding was especially disastrous for walk-in business, and extended road closure for construction would have also been detrimental.

 

A 24-HOUR CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE KEPT THIS PROJECT MOVING QUICKLY SO THAT ADJACENT BUSINESSES WERE NOT AFFECTED BY ROAD CLOSURES.

 

KEEPING STAKEHOLDERS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The project required detailed traffic control plans to maintain business access and two-way traffic on a busy arterial street where the water main is located in the middle of the street. Sanderson Stewart specified a 24-hour operation to shorten the project duration, and sent out weekly emails to all stakeholders with a detailed map of project progress and upcoming work. This transparency was well-received by business owners who were better able to inform customers on how to best access their businesses during the project, and gave them a sense of control by providing direct contact with the Sanderson Stewart team if they had specific concerns. Sanderson Stewart’s involvement included survey, design, construction administration and construction survey. The project was completed on time and within budget.