Banff Sanitary Relief (12085)
Why is this project being designed?
MSD Project Clear is investing approximately $148,000 to improve the wastewater sewers in Glasgow Village. The goal is to reduce basement backups which occur when the sewers become overloaded during intense rainfall. MSD Project Clear had received 24 such complaints as of 2018. This project will reduce such occurrences by installing a new 12″ sewer main.
- Construction is estimated to begin as early as Fall of 2022
- MSD Project Clear will install approximately 342 feet of 12″ wastewater pipe
What can residents expect?
Though construction for this project is not estimated to begin until the Fall of 2022 at the earliest, it is important to be prepared for what to expect. Between February of 2021 and March of 2022, MSD will contact residents from whom easements are required to construct the project. MSD will not contact residents who have existing easements on their property.
Type of Construction:
At this time, MSD Project Clear anticipates the contractor will primarily construct the project by digging through the surface of the ground in a process known as “open-cut” construction. As with any type of construction, residents can expect to see and hear heavy equipment during the sewer excavation process. The pictures above depict what a neighborhood will look like before, during, and after a typical project.
Because some construction will take place within the roadway, MSD Project Clear expects traffic impacts on Caithness.
Residents should anticipate temporary lane or road closures and increased construction traffic. More specific information including the timing and locations of these closures will become available once a Contractor is awarded the project, likely in mid to late 2022.
Residents may experience temporary reduced access to properties during active construction hours. The Contractor will notify residents prior to any access restrictions and will work to minimize these instances.
Some of the construction will take place on residential properties. Between February of 2021 and March of 2022, MSD will contact property owners whose property will be directly affected by construction.
Repair and Restoration:
After all new sewer pipes are installed, the contractor will restore the construction site according to all easement agreements and local and District requirements. This could include sodding any disturbed areas, replacing disturbed pavement, reinstalling fences, etc.
At least one MSD Inspector will be on-site part of the day for every day the contractor is working.
What is the timeline?
This is the current tentative project schedule. This is subject to change based on a variety of factors including weather.
- Complete Project Design: February 2021
- Easement acquisition completion: March 2022
- Estimated construction start: As early as Fall 2022
- Estimated project duration: 18 months
MSD does not anticipate sewer service or other utility services being disrupted during this project. We will work with Missouri One Call to locate utilities before beginning construction. Occasionally, the contractor may run into utilities that were not located by Missouri One Call which could result in temporary utility disruptions. If this happens, MSD will work with the utility to restore service as quickly as possible.
For properties without an existing easement, an MSD Right of Way Agent will work with property owners during the easement acquisition process to discuss restoration on their property.
For properties with an existing easement, MSD will restore the area following District policies. Most yard and wooded areas will be replanted using sod or seed and straw. Driveways, walkways, and other hard surfaces will be restored using the same materials that are currently in place.
Streets that are disturbed during construction will be replaced and repaved with similar material. The project’s restoration will meet all local and District requirements.
During active construction, some property owners may experience driveway access restrictions for a short period of time. The contractor will notify property owners in advance of any temporary access restrictions to allow them time to move their vehicles. The contractor will also fill trenches with gravel or place steel plates over trenches during non-working hours so residents can use their driveways during those times
MSD will instruct its contractor to keep the site reasonably clean and clear of debris. MSD will have an inspector on site every day during active construction. Prior to the start of construction, MSD will give every resident and property owner along the construction site the inspector’s contact information. Community members are encouraged to bring any concerns to the on-site inspector or any other member of the project team.
FAQs section will be updated as questions are sent in to the Project Manager.