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South Bay Bridge Water Main Rehabilitation

Village of Whitehall, New York

MJ provided engineering services for the design and construction of water main rehabilitation on the South Bay of Lake Champlain in the Village of Whitehall. The existing water main, routed along NYS Route 22 and crossing the South Bay of Lake Champlain via the South Bay Bridge, had experienced numerous leaks. To provide a reliable source of potable water service to village residents from the village water treatment plant located in the Town of Dresden on the west side of the bay, the existing 14-inch water main required rehabilitation. The project included the rehabilitation of 700 linear feet of existing 14-inch diameter cast iron water main via trenchless pipe lining, installation of 725 feet of 12-inch diameter high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for bypass operations, valves, fittings, associated appurtenances and miscellaneous site work.


The project also included detailed work zone traffic control (WZTC) to maintain traffic during the bypass and water main lining operations. Extensive WZTC coordination with NYSDOT was required. In addition to detailed design, MJ was responsible for coordination with regulatory agencies, including NYSDOH, NYSDOT, Washington County DPW, USACE, OPRHP, NYSDEC, and APA for environmental permitting and plan approval. Funding for the project was provided through the Office of Community Renewal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).


During the construction phase, MJ performed full-time inspection services. This included completing daily inspection reports to document all progress, coordinating field work with stakeholders, continuously updating as-build documents to accurately represent field installation conditions, reviewing all estimates for accuracy, and witnessing all material and waterline testing.

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