This project involved the installation of 14,638 LF of 12”, 16”, and 20” HDPE via HDD in Marco Island, FL. Two of the main drills on this project were parallel subaqueous crossings - 16” and 20” pipe - with only 10’ separation underneath the Marco River. The drills ran parallel to an existing gas main, posing an additional obstacle to the already geologically challenging project area. EV drilled through layers of rock, shell, sand & clay, utilized Gyro for the guidance of the pilot hole, and had to consider existing utilities and overhead power when designing the project. MOT was critical for project success - an exit pit for one of the drills was in the middle of an existing travel lane on a highly traveled road, and staging pipe proved difficult as traffic lanes had to be closed to string out and fuse pipe. Despite these challenges, the project was completed on time and within budget.
2,242LF of 20” HDPE Subaqueous HDD
2,205LF of 16” HDPE Subaqueous HDD
857LF of 16” HDPE for Isle of Capri
180LF of 16” HDPE – Slick Bore across SR 951
180LF of 20” HDPE – Slick Bore across SR 951
625LF dual 12” HDPE across Isle of Capri
1,920LF of 20” HDPE Subaqueous HDD across SR 951
2,415LF of 16” HDPE parallel to SR 951 with a horizontal curve
300LF of 16” HDPE at Yellowbird Avenue
230LF of 16” HDPE at Barfield Avenue
1,232LF of 16” HDPE at SR 951 Median
2,252LF of 20” HDPE at SR 951 Median
Earth View alternated crews between day and night shifts to ensure that the project was completed on time, within budget, and to Marco Island’s satisfaction.
As a national leader in the trenchless drilling industry, Earth View tailored our approach to complete the project effectively and efficiently.
Earth View was cognizant about scheduling work so that water would be disrupted for eight hours or less when required.