Aorangi/Gladstone Streets Watermain Renewal
Client: Manawatu District Council
Project Manager: Chris Martin
Job No.: 7693
Site Supervisor: Shane Zander
Key features of the work and/or statistics:
- Approximately 980m of new 200mm mPVC pipe was installed along the road edge in the carriageway including the installation of 10 new hydrants and 45 property laterals were replaced complete with new manifold connections. A short portion of the pipeline was installed in the berm and another short length was installed under the railway line in close proximity to the Kimbolton Road/Aorangi Street roundabout. The rail crossing required a 300mm steel casing to be rammed under the tracks for a length of 21m.
- Because of the layout a temporary above ground water supply was installed to maintain water supplies to properties and businesses within the contract area.
- The main cut-in connections were completed at night to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum. This project was carried out if Feilding’s commercial district.
Key equipment used:
- Kobelco SK 70 excavator
- Kobelco SK 40 Excavator
- 2 x 6 wheeler trucks
- 1 x 4 wheeler truck
- Gigant Pipe ramming machine
Brief description of the work:
Blackley Construction delivered the entire project including service location, traffic control, excavation, pipelaying, valves, hydrants and laterals installation, backfilling, testing, connections, cut-ins and all surface reinstatement.
The pipe ramming operation was a variation to the contract and once installed a 200mm pipe was inserted and fixed in position.
A comprehensive site specific health and safety plan was prepared for the site and this was integrated with our traffic management plan which did require special attention around the heavily trafficked roundabout. Site controls were put in place to ensure the safety of road-users, pedestrians and our own staff.
The site was reviewed for potential environmental issues but only our standard controls and procedures were required.
This project was completed on time and on budget with minimal disruption to the community.
All residents and businesses were notified of the work and supplied with contact numbers should they have any issues. The contract management teams from Blackley and MDC also met on a regular basis to discuss the project.