ERC represented FRICO through the design approval process and construction of a major pipeline crossing of the Burlington/O’Brian Canal. To minimize canal shutdown time, a temporary bypass canal sized to convey 150-cfs was constructed. The project was allowed a 48-hour canal shut down window to connect and disconnect the temporary bypass. A 66-inch steel casing pipe containing a 48-inch sewer pipe was constructed across the Burlington/O’Brian Canal while the canal continued to operate through the temporary bypass. The project site is located near a major creek and significant dewatering was required during the project. The project was completed successfully and on-time within the agreed upon schedule and minimized impact to FRICO ‘s water conveyance.

Temporary Bypass

Pipeline Crossing

Temporary Bypass Confluence

Temporary Bypass Removal and Canal Restoration