Bell Road Force Main Improvements

Project Owner: EPCOR Water
Delivery Method: Construction Manager at Risk
Construction Dates: 06/16 to 12/16

This multi-phased project included the installation of 17,634 LF of 18", 20", and 22" HDPE sewer force main by utilizing open excavation and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) at three different locations including 1,600’ of HDD crossing under the Agua Fria River. The scope also included the installation of 400 LF of 18" and 24" storm drain, line valves (4 each 18"), air release valves (2 each 2"), modifying one existing vault, and 694 square yards of asphalt (remove and replace). The project team coordinated with numerous public and private stakeholders, and completed design and construction within an accelerated twelve month time frame, all while maintaining operation of the existing 2.5 MGD wastewater system.

The pipeline alignment starts at EPCOR's Northwest Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility northwest of at Beardsley Road and 111th Avenue and goes south and west and ending at the existing lift station at Bell Road and El Mirage Road. Achen-Gardner coordinated with EPCOR Water, City of Peoria, City of Surprise, and Maricopa County to ensure this project's quality, schedule, price, and safety expectations were exceeded.

Project awards

Build Arizona Award  - Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors
Grand Award - American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona
2017 Top Water & Wastewater Projects - Water & Waste Digest Magazine