Marco Shores Water & Sewer

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.

Client
City of Marco Island
Project Type
Trenchless Construction
Location
Marco Island, SC
Year Completed
2019

Overview

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.

Drill Lengths Used

  • 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.

Preventing the disruption of water service to Marco Island while EV connected the new water lines posed a challenge on this project.

Problems EV solved

Trenchless drilling

As a national leader in the trenchless drilling industry, Earth View tailored our approach to complete the project effectively and efficiently.

Water utilities

Earth View was cognizant about scheduling work so that water would be disrupted for eight hours or less when required.