The City of West Palm Beach proactively conducted an evaluation of a critical six mile pipeline (force main) that carries wastewater from the City of West Palm Beach and the Town of Palm Beach to the East Central Regional Water Reclamation Facility (ECRWRF). The size of the force main changes from 42-inch to 48-inch just west of I-95.
Condition assessment of the force main found that several portions of the 48-inch need rehabilitation/repair as soon as feasible. Because the force main is still in usable condition, the City of West Palm Beach and the Town of Palm Beach are partnering on the Force Main Renewal Project to extend the life of the pipe for another 40-50 years.
The force main will be rehabilitated by using trenchless technology. This technology known as Cured-in-place-pipe or "CIPP" is used to line the existing pipe with a special material that hardens inside the existing pipe, essentially creating a new pipe. This technology minimizes the amount of digging needed to repair the pipe.
Construction will be divided into two phases:
- Phase I Construction: Completed
- Phase II Construction: November 2016 - November 2017
Estimated construction cost is $16 Million.
Community meetings provide the opportunity for community members to ask questions, talk with staff and the contractor and to develop an understanding of what to expect during construction work.
The following meetings have been held for Phase II:
- Public Meeting #1 on November 17, 2016 at 7:00pm
- Public Meeting #2 on November 19, 2016 at 10:00am
- Seminole Trails Elementary School Parent’s Assembly on December 5, 2016 at 6:30pm
Our 24-hour toll free line is available to communicate any construction related questions or concerns.
Our project team is available to respond.
24-hour Toll Free line: 1-855-800-8287
Construction Updates & Additional Information
Phase II began on November 2, 2016 and is anticipated to take approximately nine (9) months to complete.
- Construction Start: On or shortly after May 29th, 2017 / Roebuck Road Closure June 3rd 2017.
- Schedule Duration: Approximately 5 Months
- Regular Work Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Evenings/Weekends: 8AM - 7PM (As needed)
- As part of the project work activities, lining operations will be performed at Pit 4 (located on Roebuck Road just west of Haverhill Road). Commencing on or about Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 extended work hours will be necessary for curing of the liner. Lining operations will last for approximately three weeks. Click here for PUBLIC NOTICE
During construction, detours will be estabilished in the project area; road closures will occur in both westbound and eastbound directions along Roebuck Road as follows;
- Roebuck Road will be closed to vehicular traffic in both eastbound and westbound directions from Military Trail West to Haverhill Road (Access to Circle Lake Drive will remain open and available).
- Roebuck Road will be closed to vehicular traffic in both eastbound and westbound directions between Haverhill Road and Jog Road.
- Eastbound vehicular traffic at Jog Road and Roebuck Road will be re-routed to Okkechobee Blvd.
- Access to Roebuck Road from Willow Pond Road will be closed starting June 3rd, 2017
- Please refer to Road Closures webpages for detail information.
- Road Closure between Jog Road and Military Trail. Click Here for a detailed map.
- Roebuck Road Anticipated Re-Opening
Military Trail to Haverhill Road: October 31, 2017
Haverhill Road to Jog Road: November 20, 2017
Phase I Restoration
City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities
Project Manager: Luis Perez
561-801-3659 / LPerez@wpb.org