As the Barton Pump Station Upgrade Project proceeds next to the Fauntleroy ferry dock, a new phase is days away – here’s the explanation from King County:
Starting as early as Monday, April 29, crews will take wastewater flows from underground pipes and move those flows to an above ground bypass – pipes that will run the length of the site directly adjacent to the ferry terminal.
Once completed, the bypass will allow crews to shut down normal pump station operations in order to perform the pump station upgrades. The bypass will connect to a temporary pump station currently under construction. Once the temporary pump station is completed, it will be in use for the duration of the project.
The initial bypass work is expected to take up to two weeks, requiring four days of running two above-ground diesel pumps 24 hours per day.
No overnight work will be performed, but staff will be on site to monitor the system. The pumps come equipped with a silencing enclosure to reduce noise levels and will be placed on the east side of the site in an effort to mitigate noise impacts.
What to expect
· Up to four days of work requiring the use of two above ground diesel pumps running 24 hours/day
· Approximately two weeks of intermittent daytime diesel pump usage as system is tested
· No overnight work
· Staff on site overnight to monitor system during four day period
· Work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled if inclement weather is predicted
· Flagger to continue moving traffic through site and in and out of the ferry terminal entrance
· Work hours typically 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
The project is expected to wrap up late next year.
THURSDAY NOTE: This work is now expected to start in early May.
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