Major sanitary-sewer project in Cedar Rapids set to take next step

Project will reconstruct 15 miles of sewer line over 20 years to connect to Cedar Rapids Water Pollution Control facility

Rick Smith
Published: December 17 2013 | 5:50 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:00 am in
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The Cedar Rapids City Council last night approved plans for the construction of the next piece of a 20-segment, 20-year, $45-million project to modernize and enlarge the Indian Creek trunk sanitary sewer.

Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins and Linn County are participating together in the project that will reconstruct 15 miles of sewer line over 20 years from Robins through Hiawatha, Cedar Rapids and Linn County to connect to the Cedar Rapids Water Pollution Control facility.

The first phase of Segment 2 of the project has been completed along Indian Creek in the area of Mount Vernon Road north to Rosedale Road. The next part of the project, which will replace the existing 42-inch sewer pipe with 60-inch pipe, is slated to start in March and be complete by the spring of 2015. The new work will take Segment 2 from Rosedale Road northwest to Wilder Drive, and is expected to cost an estimated $2.84 million.

Costs for the work are being split among the jurisdictions by a formula spelled out in the multijurisdictional agreement.

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