Work continues on the Boone Water Intake Project.

The latest update released this week by Boone Town Manager John Ward:

On Feb. 13, 2017 the Harper Corporation and Garney Construction Company, Inc. were provided with the Notice to Proceed on the Boone Water Line, Water Treatment Plant, Intake and Booster Pump Station Project. The following is a project update and notice of upcoming road closures. There are currently 418 days remaining in the project contracts.

The Harper Corporation

Work Completed in Last 30 Days:

Div 1 Water Treatment Plant

o Twin 30 inch finish water lines between the clearwells

o Excavation for the new finish water clearwell

o Storm water management Pond #2 at new clearwell

o Began installation of 8 inch piping in filter gallery

o Install temporary backup generator

o Remove existing backup generator in the high service pump station

   Div 2 Intake

o Received NCDEQ authorization for additional limits of disturbance for box culvert construction

o Temporary access road around box culvert location

o Bypass piping around box culvert location


   Div 3 Booster Pump Station

o Surveying and layout of LOD’s

o Installation of erosion control measures

o Install diversion ditch

o Temporary construction access

o Excavation for building


30 Day Look Ahead

Div 1 Water Treatment Plant

o Installation of the twin 30 inch finish water lines between the clearwells

o Clearwell underslab piping

o Clearwell underslab stone grading

o Outfall #3 at backwash tank

o Clearwell subcontractor (Precon Corporation) mobilize

o Install new 800kw backup generator & associated fuel system

Div 2 Intake

o Temporary access road around box culvert location

o Impervious dikes

o Subgrade for P-1 box culvert

o Set P-1 box culvert and wing walls

   Div 3 Booster Pump Station

o Raise and shield powerlines and communication lines

o Temporary construction entrance

o Excavation for building site

o Install storm drain structures and piping


Garney Construction Company, Inc.

Crew 1: Brownwood Road:

Currently moving along roadway. Installed about 1000’ this month. Wet conditions and weather slowed progress this month. Still importing material and haul-off unsuitable as needed. Paving was caught up last week and currently laying pipe in shoulder of road. Restoration is also caught up to laying operation. Late this week (weather permitting) will go back along roadway and reseed/touchup any areas grass did not come up from initial seeding. Moving road closure still in effect per Department of Transportation, as we progress down Brownwood.

Crew 2: 421 work:

Crew has moved into median of work area. Have installed roughly 3000’ in this area. Also working on trenchless crossing under 421. Should get pipe installed and cleaned up (seeded) this week (weather permitting) and look to relocate this lane closure south 3000’. Once closure is moved will continue with inside lane being closed northbound but should have both lanes closed southbound. In addition we will be setting an additional closure location up at 421/Brownwood road. The closure would be similar to the closure on northern end with inside lane being closed northbound and both lanes open on southbound end.

Crew 3: New River Hills.

Pipe should be completed along New River Hills this week. Paving is set for late this week/early next week for roadway. Crew is moving into 2 nd portion of work along this project – which will be in the Greenway next week. Roadway closure still in effect on New River Hills until paving is completed. Also will start the trenchless creek crossing next week (HDD#1) by covered bridge in Greenway area. Next week will see the closure of sections of the Greenway to start directional drill, clearing, pipeline preparation and installation.