Deerpath Pump Station Construction Continues

As you may know, the objective of the the Deerpath Road/Route 41 Viaduct Pump Station Project is to mitigate the flooding problem at Deerpath under Route 41 by constructing a new pumping station. The next phase of the project involves removing the steel sheet pilings at the Pump Station building site at the southwest corner of Deerpath and Ahwahnee Lane.

Vibrating equipment will be utilized to assist with the removal of the pilings from the ground. While there will be noise generated from the vibration process to remove the pilings, it will not be as significant as the noise and vibrations produced during the initial sheet piling pounding process completed months ago. The work is currently scheduled for Thursday, September 30 through Tuesday, October 19, 2021, weather dependent.

Sheet piling is used to secure the ground from falling into the pump station area as the deep excavation took place. Since the concrete walls of the building have now cured and the area has been backfilled, it is normal construction sequencing to remove the sheet piling, as it no longer has any purpose to secure earth around the building four walls. This work will not impact traffic and both lanes on Deerpath Road, Ahwahnee Road, and Ahwahnee Lane will remain open. Work will occur between the hours of 7 am – 4 pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Engineering Assistant Bernard Pondexter directly at (847) 810-3556 or pondextb@cityoflakeforest.com.

For more information, please visit the Deerpath Road/Route 41 Viaduct Pump Station Project webpage.

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