*Town of Boone Press Release*
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 any upcoming road closures. There are currently 190 days remaining in the project contracts.
The Harper Corporation continues to complete items at the water treatment plant, the water intake site and at the Brownwood Road booster pump station. The focus at the water treatment plant has been the blower room, the #1 filter and the new clearwell. All three focus areas are nearing completion.
At the intake site the wet well excavation has been complete and concrete that will form the wet well container is in the process of being poured. Also at the intake site, the infiltration gallery screens and piping are being prebuilt on site and crews plan to begin installation of the approved cofferdam in the New River. The cofferdam will remain in place during the installation of the infiltration gallery. At the booster pump station the building is nearly completed and crews plan to install a new 300 kw backup generator that will serve as an emergency power source.
The Garney Construction Company has completed all pipe installation along Brownwood Road, Hwy 421 and New River Hills. Crews continue working on crossing #5 near the New River bridge at HWY 421.