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The Journal Gazette

Friday, August 17, 2018 1:00 am

Contract OK'd for water, sewer work at Landing

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

The Landing downtown will see utility improvements to go with new development.

The Fort Wayne City Council approved a $911,460 contract this week with API Construction Corp. for public utility improvements at The Landing. 

The project will be along Harrison Street, running south from Superior to Columbia streets, and east to Calhoun Street, said Mike Kiester, a manager with City Utilities engineering.

According to Kiester, the project calls for about 80 feet of 42-inch consolidated sewer pipe; 1,150 feet of 12- to 36-inch stormwater pipes with 33 structures; and 830 feet of water main replacement.

“As is typical in these projects, the new storm sewer will take stormwater flows off our combined sewers which help prevent future backups in the area,” Kiester said. “The water main here was installed in 1910. We feel it's reached its useful life.” 

The project is being coordinated with several area projects including The Landing redevelopment, riverfront development and the relocation of the Cambray building, Kiester said, and is being done in conjunction with an ongoing project at Harrison and Superior streets. 

“Coordinating all these things is a top priority for us,” Kiester said. 

API Construction submitted the lowest of three bids, Kiester said.