Upper Stonycreek Joint Municipal Authority – Engineer of Record
The Upper Stonycreek Joint Municipal Authority provides collection and treatment of sanitary sewage from Hooversville and Stoystown Boroughs, and portions of Shade and Quemahoning Townships in Somerset County, PA. L.R. Kimball has served as the Engineer of Record for the Upper Stonycreek Joint Municipal Authority since 2009. Services include regular attendance at the monthly authority meeting, engineering consultation and advice, preparation of NPDES permit appli cations, highway occupancy permit applications, engineering design of sewer replacement projects to replace deteriorated piping, and relocations for bridge replacement projects. L.R. Kimball prepared construction plans, technical specifications, performed bidding services, construction contract administration and construction inspections for all projects. Services have included providing preparation of a grant application for the H2O program and compiling information for Community Development Block Grants through the Somerset County Commissioners.
South Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project
L.R. Kimball prepared the design of the sanitary sewer replacement project funded through the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County. The project replaced cracked, broken and open joint terra cotta pipe that was leaking onto adjacent private properties. L.R. Kimball provided engineering design, highway occupancy permit, construction drawings, construction specifications and contract documents for bidding by the RASC. Engineering services provided during construction included shop drawing review, clarify design, resolve construction issues, as-built drawings and project close-out.
Main Street Sewer Replacement
Basement flooding was experienced along Main Street in Hooversville, PA during significant wet weather conditions due to the poor condition of the piping and leakage from the adjacent storm sewer. L.R. Kimball prepared the specifications and bid documents for a video inspection contract of the sanitary sewer lines in that area. The video inspection showed the poor condition of the sanitary sewer at the upper end of Main Street. A request was made to the Somerset County Redevelopment Authority (SCRA) for Community Block Grant Funding for the installation of a new sewer line in that area to eliminate the basement flooding. The SCRA funded the project and L.R. Kimball provided services including field surveys, preliminary and final design, construction drawings, technical specifications, construction cost estimates, consultation during construction, shop drawing review, and as-built drawings. The project has eliminated the wet weather induced basement flooding as well as infiltration to the sanitary sewer system.
SR 30/281 Bridge Replacement Sanitary Sewer Relocation
The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was replacing the bridge that carries SR 281 over SR 30. The proposed stormwater drainage system conflicted with the Upper Stonycreek Joint Municipal Authority (USJMA) sanitary sewer along SR 30. L.R. Kimball evaluated alternative alignments to relocate the santiary sewer. The most cost effective alignment was to relocate the sanitary sewer outside the SR 30 roadway right-of-way on undeveloped private property. Services included field surveys, mapping, sewer easement plats, preliminary design, final design, construction drawings, construction specifications, cost estimates, coordination with PennDOT, bidding, engineering during construction, construction inspection, and administration of PennDOT reimbursement payments of project costs. The selected alignment resulted in a cost saving to both PennDOT and the USJMA.
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