The Union Board of Aldermen Monday night approved a change order on the Denmark Road project for the relocation of the sanitary sewer force main.
City Engineer Jonathan Zimmermann explained that the force main is in the way of the project in several areas.
“We’re trying to find the cheapest and most efficient way to move it so it doesn’t impact the project,” he said. “We knew it was going to be in the way, we just didn’t know to what degree.”
The main is not laid at a consistent grade, Zimmermann noted.
The pipes will be moved to a city easement on two northeastern properties in the Grandview Valley subdivision. The relocation won’t impact property owners once it’s complete, Zimmermann said.
Moving the lines to that area keep the amount that has to be relocated to a minimum.
“We would be looking at a longer length if I moved it alongside the road, and it would still be in my way down below,” he said, noting that along the road 400 to 500 feet would have to be moved whereas now, approximately 320 to 340 feet has to be moved.
The project includes widening, resurfacing and sidewalk construction from St. Andrews Drive to Grandview Farms Drive.
The bridge located just east of St. Andrews Drive over an unnamed tributary of the Bourbeuse River is scheduled for replacement and a “mini roundabout” will be constructed at the St. Andrews Drive and Denmark Road intersection. The bridge and intersection work will be the primary focus over the winter.
Zimmermann reminded drivers to use caution in the area, as heavy equipment is on site and the area is congested.