For Immediate Release
March 8, 2019
Contact: John Theriault, City Engineer
Work Starts on Stone Sewer Replacement and New Davis Brook Regulator Structure
BANGOR, MAINE -- Work started on the City's Stone Sewer Replacement and New Davis Brook Regulator Structure sewer project on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The S.E. MacMillan Company of Bangor, Maine has started excavation for the new Davis Brook regulator structure. Part of the City's Consent Decree with the EPA and the DEP, the project is designed to reduce the number of combined sewer overflows on the Davis Brook section of Bangor's west-side sewer system.
Work scheduled for the week of March 11 - March 15 includes continued excavation, installing construction fencing, and building a crushed stone construction driveway entrance on Railroad Street. There will be a construction entrance built on Dutton Street for access to the old Maine Central Railroad roundhouse site where MacMillan is hauling and will temporarily stockpile excavation. MacMillan is tentatively scheduled to work with Pan Am Railways during the weekend of March 30-31 to excavate beneath their railway track and install the five-foot diameter steel casing for new sewer and communication conduit crossing.
On February 11, 2019, the Bangor City Council awarded the contract for the Stone Sewer Replacement and New Davis Brook Regulator Structure Project to the S.E. Macmillan Company of Bangor, Maine. There were four bidders for the project and S.E. MacMillan’s bid of $2.55 million was the low bid. As part of the City’s Consent Decree with the EPA and the DEP, the project is designed to reduce the number of combined sewer overflows on the Davis Brook section of Bangor’s west side sewer system. Major components of the work include:
- Construction of a new underground Davis Brook Sewer regulator structure.
- Pipe jacking a 5’ diameter steel casing beneath the railroad tracks on Railroad Street.
- Laying 420 feet of new 42” PVC sewer pipe to connect the new regulator structure to the existing 8’x9’ box culvert Davis Brook storage tank.
- Removing the existing Davis Brook Regulator Structure, abandoning approximately three hundred forty feet of 6’x7’ stone sewer overflow and lay 6’ diameter RCP and 6’x7’ precast box culvert to replace the overflow sewer.
The work will be undertaken on Railroad Street and in the grass area between Main Street, Railroad Street, the gated drive entrance to Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, and the northeast Pavilion pedestrian gate. The Contractor will begin moving equipment and material to the site this month and excavation is anticipated to begin in early March. The project has a substantial completion date of December 1, 2019. The contract requires the Contractor to coordinate construction work around current and future scheduled Waterfront events.
The City of Bangor's Engineering department will continue to provide weekly progress updates. Traffic alerts relevant to the project will be posted daily or as necessary on the City's website.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.