City of Overland Park Replaces 1,944 Linear Feet of Pipe with 2020 ProjectPosted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 by Maeve VanLandingham
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The City of Overland Park, Kansas targets deteriorating infrastructure as part of their yearly stormwater maintenance plan. This annual investment protects commercial and residential areas across the city. For the 2020 effort, the city chose seven, separate sites.
The Affinis team began by analyzing the existing drainage areas for each. Then, we worked with the city to develop design solutions. The 2020 Major Storm Sewer Repair project required replacement of storm sewers, drainage structures, wing walls, and drainage swales.
Due to the wide variety of sites, each one presented a unique set of challenges. For example, one was located along Frontage Road and 75th Street. Utility coordination and traffic control during construction were important for this busy area. Our team worked with utilities and the city to identify utility relocations and develop a plan with the least impact to local traffic.
While this effort was led by our stormwater group, we leveraged several of our other teams. On 108th Street, or Site Two, we worked closely with our structural engineers to design a deep drainage structure, because the structure’s geometry required a special design. Along Bond Street off W. 106th Street, we had help from our traffic and structural engineering team with the installation of guard rail and wing wall replacements. We also collaborated with city to implement native restoration adjacent to the roadway and wing wall replacements.
Many sites were located in back, front, or side yards. We worked with the city and property owners to understand how their home would be impacted by the project. We also made plans for how each should be restored. City inspectors review the work to make sure the storm sewer replacements and site restorations are executed per plan.
This project is currently under construction. Once complete, 1,944 linear feet of pipe will be laid throughout the seven sites within the 2020 Major Storm Sewer Repair project.