By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
A torn-up Campbell Park will soon be back to normal, according to the supervisor on the project installing a new sanitation lift station in the park’s northeast section.
Chris Myers of Myers Construction, Inc., of Broken Bow has overseen the project since the firm started digging in January. He said this winter has not been very cooperative, and has forced a lot of days where no work could be done.
However, the company was taking advantage of the spring day weather on Monday as they poured another section of the new parking lot on the north, which is part of the project.
Myers said the first section of the parking lot was poured last Wednesday, and weather permitting, they hope to finish the cement lot this Wednesday.
The lift station, built about 38 feet deep, is nearly finished, as well. Just the electrical has to be added, Myers said, in addition to some punch list items to be completed and cleanup.
The firm will also reseed for new grass, which had to be torn out for the project.
The $200,000 public works project is a “confined space” lift station, with a state-mandated safety feature that enables all maintenance work to be done outside, on top of the structures.
A stainless steel slide rail system allows all of the pumps and floats to be pulled up and worked on from above, so workers do not have to be inside and underground. A crane is also contained in each wet well for hoisting up equipment.
Once the new lift station is operating, the old one to the east will be removed by the Myers Construction crew. That will take about a day, Myers said.
He hopes they can be finished in two to three weeks, if the weather cooperates.