West Avenue Water Main Improvements
WGI designed 14,000 linear feet of six-, eight-, 12-, and 16-inch water main replacement for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) due to numerous breaks, leaks, and aging infrastructure. The project runs along West Avenue from I-10 to Jackson-Keller intersecting multiple streets through a highly congested utility corridor servicing residential, commercial, and school properties.
The design team proposed HDPE pipe to replace the various existing materials that span across pressure zones and serve numerous neighborhoods. The heavily trafficked road and numerous utility crossings, including gas, sanitary sewer, telecommunications, and drainage infrastructure, provided an opportunity for 7,600 linear feet of pipe bursting with eight-inch HDPE pulled into place. This approach will enhance work zone safety, allow for an effective TCP, and allow for expedited construction phases.
Coordination with UPPR, CoSA, and VIA has been essential to avoid schedule delays for permitting, pavement restoration, and temporary bus stop placement. Traffic control plans were vital for safety of all users and to expedite construction. The design team is providing bid and construction phase services, including public outreach and coordination to ensure all stakeholders are aware of project status.