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LARGE DIAMETER MANHOLE ADJUSTMENTS & CONCRETE COLLAR REPLACEMENTS WASTEWATER
MANHOLE | LARGE DIAMETER
The Large Diameter Manhole Adjustment project focuses on repairing the concrete rings around sewer manholes throughout the greater Phoenix area. Manholes can be located in roads or near sidewalks and if there is damage to those manholes, that can cause potential damage to cars or people.
This project is short term and should not take crews long to finish the construction in the areas assigned. Even with a project, such as this one, that do not take a significant length of time to complete, the public is still left with more aesthetically pleasing roads, repaired manholes, and a fix to odor problems that may arise from a broken manhole.
“The best part of this project has been how efficient and fast the crew has worked, coordinating with ADOT and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport when necessary, to fix the manhole collars,” said Project Manager Jaimie Clements. “Although it was initially projected to take a year to repair the collars, crews have already repaired a significant number in the last couple of months since the project began.”
The project is still ongoing, so far over 70 of the ___ manhole collars have been replaced throughout the valley.
“The initial number of project locations, around 400, has been overwhelming at times,” Clements said. “As we have progressed, I have been able to anticipate the next areas and have a system to help handle the volume of manholes. Not to mention, my coworkers have helped here and there throughout the project when I needed a hand.”
City of Phoenix
Scheduling with the team has been a challenge as soon after the project began, the crews realized some of the manhole collars they were intending to repair had already been fixed during another project. In addition to needing to update the list of manholes that needed repairs, determining which parts of the city to work in and when has been difficult. There is a lot of communication between YPMO and the contractor to make sure we know the next area and know exactly which manholes are being repaired so that we can accurately let the public know.