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I-69 Water Main Relocations

Greene and Monroe Counties, Indiana

Wessler provided design, permitting and construction administration services for 19 water main relocation projects in Sections 3 and 4 of the Interstate 69 construction through Greene County, Indiana.

Each project area was studied for possible environmental impacts and planned appropriately to avoid, minimize and then mitigate unavoidable impacts. Permits for waterway crossings, wetland impacts, construction in a floodway and erosion and sediment control were obtained prior to the beginning of each project. Early coordination was completed and permits were obtained from the following agencies: IDEM (401 Water Quality Certification and Rule 5), US Army Corps of Engineers (404 Permit for waterway/wetland impacts) and DNR (construction in a floodway). The project design had to also account for wellhead protection areas, underground karst features and restricted tree‐cutting periods to prevent adverse impacts to threatened and endangered species such as the Indiana Bat and the Bald Eagle.

During construction, Wessler completed regulatory inspections to ensure that permit conditions were implemented as planned and provided coordination with appropriate regulatory agencies to close out permits as the projects were completed.

Dylan L. Lambermont, P.E., LEED AP

Executive Vice President and Drinking Water Group Head

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