The City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) has started work on the South Central Interceptor Sewer, a $6.9 million project to improve the aging sewer infrastructure located along South Walnut St. from Davis St. to Gordon Pike. The majority of the work will take place in the future Switchyard Park property and should be completed by December when park construction is scheduled to begin. The sewer project should be completed by August 2018.
Greeley & Hansen designed the new sewer, and Infrastructure System of Orleans, IN is leading the construction. Infrastructure System started mobilization of their team on June 21 by clearing debris and installing erosion control measures at the north side of the former CSX property. Rock blasting for trench excavation is scheduled on July 1 and pipe installation is set to begin around July 5.
“The infrastructure upgrades to the South Central Interceptor are part of ongoing infrastructure improvements and will alleviate service issues we have experienced in the area,” said CBU director Vic Kelson. “This is critical infrastructure to support Switchyard Park and the increase in commerce we expect along this corridor in the coming years.”
All of the homes and businesses in central Bloomington south of 11th Street discharge to this interceptor, which carries wastewater to the Dillman Wastewater Treatment Plant.