City of Lima, OH
North Sugar Street
September 11th – November 11th 2022
After facing large-scale watermain breaks on North Sugar Street, the City of Lima was looking for a long-term solution that could be implemented quickly and with minimal disruption to the surrounding manufacturing community. Heavy traffic coming and going fromthe Ford plant and a commercial-grade bakery were the primary concerns for the smooth completion of this renewal project.
The City of Lima partnered with FER-PAL to rehabilitate 9,400 ft. of 12-in. cast-iron pipe. The main goal of this project was to complete the renewal without closing the road down completely.
The entire project was located in a manufacturing area of the city, beneath pavement and roadways with two sets of railroad crossingsand five large services. The City performed the excavating and reconnections, while FER-PAL worked alongside them and operated as the general contractor on the project. A usage study was done after the bidding process and revealed the need for a 6-in. temporary by-pass system in place of the normal 4 in. to meet water needs for the local businesses.
Before awarding the contract to FER-PAL in a public bidding process, the City previously bid the job as a Spray in Place Pipe Lining project. Choosing to go with Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) instead, saved the City $164,000 and resulted in a stronger, more resilient product.
The project was completed in nine weeks, one week earlier than scheduled, and right on budget.