Gorham St. Sanitary Sewer Replacement | Engineering, City of Madison, Wisconsin

Gorham St. Sanitary Sewer Replacement

Last Updated: 10/19/2020

Latest Update 

10/19/2020 Update: 

During the week of Oct. 19, 2020, Speedway will prep, grade, and patch the laterals and main line from Blount to Livingston.  They will be working on laterals to the north side of the 700 block later in the week and into the following.  Concrete sidewalk, curb, and drive aprons that were removed due to lateral installation will be replaced throughout the project.

During the week of Oct. 26, 2020, Speedway will be finishing lateral installation to the north side of the 700 block early in the week.  They will then be prep, grade and patch the pavement for those laterals.  Concrete replacement for those laterals will also be taking place after installation.  Disturbed terraces will continue to be topsoil, seeded, and mulch throughout the project limits.

Pavement markings will be placed on Nov. 3, 2020 with final clean up occurring on Nov. 4, 2020 and Nov. 5, 2020.

Project Overview

The project spans from East Gorham Street between North Butler Street and North Livingston Street. This project is necessary because the sanitary sewer is old and is undersized for today’s design standards. It is deteriorating and reaching the end of its service life. The sewer was built in 1904. Typically, a life span of a sewer facility is 100 years. The pipes are showing cracks, fractures and breaks, which requires that it be replaced to make sure there are no future failures. This project will replace the sanitary sewer main pipe, the sanitary sewer laterals (smaller branching pipes from the main), and any curb, sidewalk and driveway aprons that may be impacted because of the sewer replacement or are in deteriorated condition. There may also be selective storm sewer work included when needed in the area.

The City plans to resurface Gorham Street in 2021.

Project Limits

E. Gorham St. between N. Butler St. and N. Livingston St.

Project Schedule

Early May 2020: design, public meetings
Mid-May to Mid-June: Bidding, Contract Award
July-October: Construction
 

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

A public information meeting was held virtually May 7. 
May 7, 2020 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation 
May 7, 2020 Public Information Meeting Recording

City Meetings, Process 

Board of Public Works: May 20, 2020
Common Council: June 2, 2020

4/28/2020: Press Release: Virtual Meeting: Gorham Street Sanitary Sewer Project