City of Chandler to begin rehabilitation of massive sewer line along Price Road

May 24, 2024
Chandler City Hall

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Chandler City Council awarded two agreements that will rehabilitate the 66-inch sewer interceptor along Price Road, south of the Loop 202 Santan Freeway. It’s the largest pipe in the city and carries about half the wastewater treated daily in Chandler.

Construction services agreements were awarded to B&F Contracting, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $43,696,207.25 to perform the rehabilitation and to Dibble & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $1,526,019.50 to provide construction management services.

The Public Works and Utilities Department administers a Wastewater Sewer Assessment Program to evaluate, prioritize and repair deteriorated sewer pipes and manholes within the city’s collection system.

This program identified the need to rehabilitate approximately 13,000 linear feet of 66-inch diameter sanitary sewer pipe and 22 manholes along Price Road from the Loop 202 Santan Freeway to the Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility, south of Queen Creek Road.

The project is expected to start in June 2024 and be completed in January 2026. Construction will begin with the installation of temporary sewer bypass pipes in southbound Price Road. These pipes are necessary to bypass up to 15 million gallons a day of wastewater around the work site where the existing 66" sewer pipe will be relined.

Minimal traffic impacts are anticipated during the first two months of the project. Beginning in August 2024, the traffic impacts will be more significant. The installation of bypass piping will require two southbound lanes to be closed, as the pipes themselves will take up a full lane of traffic. The northbound lanes will remain open.

Once the bypass piping is installed, the sewer pipe relining work will begin along Price Road, impacting traffic in both directions. Beginning in fall 2024, one southbound lane will remain closed and two northbound lanes will be closed until summer 2025.

The project will conclude with the removal of the bypass pipes starting in summer 2025 and roadway paving work in fall 2025.

The project schedule has been coordinated to occur after the conclusion of other current projects impacting traffic further north along the Price Corridor, including the Air Products nitrogen line installation and the city's sewer rehabilitation work along the Loop 101 frontage road. The work on Price Road also will be coordinated with the Arizona Department of Transportation’s upcoming improvements to the Loop 202 Santan Freeway. 

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