By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
That’s not more playground equipment in Imperial’s Campbell Park.
Arriving several weeks ago, the large shoring box and wet well tubes have been covered with snow as they sit in the park’s northeast section where they’ll be used in construction of a new lift station.
Barring another major snowstorm, City Public Works Director Pat Davison said Myers Construction, Inc., of Broken Bow will start work on the project Jan. 11.
Davison said the contractor had hoped to get started on the project a little sooner than January, but weather has been a factor. Then, the contractor didn’t want the area torn up over the holidays, he said.
The new lift station will replace the old aging one in the park, and will go in just west of the old one, Davison said.
The concrete tubes, which are now in several sections, will connect for 34 feet underground, and will house the sewer pumps at the bottom. The large square shoring box is strictly for safety, Davison said, providing worker protection when it becomes necessary to be down in the hole for maintenance.
The old lift station will remain in service until the new one is installed, Davison said.
The project also includes replacement of the parking lot to the north with a new concrete parking area.
The lift station encompasses about $200,000 of the $457,886 bid from Myers Construction, Inc., accepted in June by the city council.
The rest of the bid, or about $257,000, was for the water main installation work on Broadway from 7th to 11th Sts., completed this fall.
The water main work Myers Construction, Inc., is completing on East 12th St. was a $180,265 add-on project to their original bid, including the engineering costs. Davison said the East 12th work is basically done, with the exception of some cleanup and grass seeding along the street, which will be completed in the spring.