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Monthly Construction & Environmental Project Updates

July 2015

West End (SR 79)

  • Utility work related to fiber optic lines and gas relocation work completed.
  • Jefferson County water line installation (under separate NPDES permit) completed near SR 79 and Green Drive. BMPs installed by Jefferson County contractor.
  • Culvert work west of SR-79 on-going. Construction safety work zone in effect along SR-79. Speed limit reduced 10 mph.
  • Sedimentation basin 6 at Old TN Pike Road clearing begun followed by basin excavation and BMP installation. Periodic blasting will cause minimal traffic delays.
  • Sedimentation basin 4 area cleared with slopes stabilized with temporary seed/mulch.
  • Perimeter controls remain in place along stream to protect water quality.
  • Sediment Retention Barrier (silt fence and hay bales) remained on north and south sides of Self Creek.
  • Temporary Sedimentation basins 31, 32, and 33 (with pumps and skimmers) on SR 79 functioning properly. Active stormwater treatment applied as necessary to discharge clean water.

Mainline (Station 2150 to Station 2235 at SR 75)

East End (SR 75)

  • Jefferson County water line installation ongoing along SR75. BMPs installed by Jefferson County contractor.

Environmental Status this reporting period

  • 6 Rain Days: 7/2 (0.33”),7/6 (2.70”), 7/15 (0.17”), 7/24 (0.19”), 7/29 (0.59”), 7/30 (0.40”)
  • Total rainfall for June was approximately 4.4 inches
  • One water quality violation (turbid discharge) for this month occurred on 7/6/15.
  • ADEM notified of water quality violation on 7/6/15. Wattles installed, damaged silt fence repaired and no further violations observed.


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