Sothern Contracting, LLC subcontracted an $8 million contract to Eutaw for the Grand Prairie Widened Canal project. Eutaw’s scope of work consists of 800,000 cubic yards of mass excavation associated with the construction of a new water reservoir and the installation of approximately 700 linear feet of 120” diameter spiral-weld steel pipe. In addition to these major items, Eutaw’s scope requires the placement of 56,000 tons of crushed limestone.
Eutaw Construction teamed with Roy Anderson Corp on this design build project to provide design expertise, project management, quality control, safety coordination, GPS/GIS/Survey services, and pipe laying crews to install approximately 126,000LF of water pipe. 200 fire hydrants are being replaced or refurbished, over 600 gate valves are being installed, and over 200 buildings are being tied over to the new system.
The installation includes open cut pipe laying, jack and boring installation of steel casing, and HDD drills of HDPE pipe. The diameters range from 2” – 16” on the water mains, and up to 24” on the steel casing. The 126,000LF of water mains replace 95% of the existing water system on the Base.
This project consists of the complete revitalization of the utility infrastructure that was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This project required the replacement of 35,400 LF of sewer, 38,400 LF of water and 41,700 LF of gas line. All asphalt streets as well as concrete sidewalks and curb & gutter were removed and replaced. The aforementioned required being sensitive to the residents and local businesses during the holiday shopping season.
This project required the installation of approximately 1 mile of 60″Ductile Iron pipe that is the final phase of the 60″Water Transmission Main projects that have been ongoing for more than two decades and ties-in to the Amiss Water Treatment Plant. The final phase traverses narrow city streets while encountering numerous major underground utilities and elevated railroad crossings. The tie-in required Eutaw’s team and its subcontractor’s to expedite their work in a well planned and strictly scheduled manner as the plant was shut down during the tie-in process.