Executive Director's Report —

 

The annual inspections are in progress. The Griffith and Gary areas of the system were inspected in April. The Munster, Highland, Hammond, and Pump Station inspections began May 9th.

 

The floodwall joint sealant replacement and repair project that was awarded to Grimmer Construction has been substantially completed. Additional floodwalls in section 5-1 were also repaired as part of the project.

 

The Burr Street South Pump Station bid was awarded to Sweney Electric last meeting. The Flygt pumps for the station are ready. The project should take 10-12 weeks to complete.

 

The specs for the Gary South Levee Project are being completed. This project will pave the levee from Chase to Martin Luther King Drive. The contract should be ready to advertise in June with bid opening in July.

 

The levee paving project bid awarded to Rieth-Riley Construction should begin at the end of the month, weather permitting. This project will pave the levee tops from Cline Avenue to Kennedy Avenue in Highland and Oxbow Park to the Railroad Tracks in Hammond.

 

The Lyman Manhole Rehab project, located between Hohman Avenue and Calumet Avenue in Hammond, has been substantially completed. It is anticipated that the Chase Street manholes will be the next project location.

 

The 35th & Chase design project is proceeding. This project will eliminate the current post and panel closure system. The Gary Board of Public Works recently gave approval to proceed with required soil borings needed to continue with the design process.

 

The Georgia Street Project, located at approximately 33rd Avenue and Georgia Street will raise and repave Georgia Street and is expected to begin shortly. The anticipated time to complete the project is 90 days. We were given approval by the Gary Board of Public Works for the necessary street closures and detours to allow the project to proceed.

 

We received specifications for the State Line Tie Back Project from the USACE and were given the opportunity to submit comments regarding the project.

 

Advertisement for Bids on the Burr Street North Back-up Generator Project have been submitted with bid opening at the June meeting.

 

An Advisory Board meeting was held on May 5th . The Sanitary District of Hammond and Lake County Highway Department will give presentations on their proposed projects later in the meeting.

 

       
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