The City of Galesburg’s storm sewer rehabilitation has won the American Public Works Association – Illinois (APWA-IL) Public Works Project of the Year in the category “Environmental, less than $5 Million.” The project, constructed by Legacy Corporation, was designed by Klingner.
In 2020, a section of brick arch storm sewer, which extended beneath properties between Monmouth Boulevard and South Street, collapsed near a residence. A 3D scan revealed inconsistencies in the 1,000’ section of storm sewer, which ranged from size fluctuations to unanticipated structures.
“The existing brick arch storm sewer was over 100 years old,” said Klingner project manager Mark Lee, PE.
The existing storm sewer was demolished and replaced last year with a 60” PCC pipe with some adjustments to the alignment so as not to impact nearby homes.
“The multiple directional changes and need to keep the storm sewer operational throughout construction created challenges, but we ultimately came up with a solution that improves the system for residents,” said Lee.
The APWA-IL Awards annually recognize individuals, groups, and organizations for outstanding public works contributions. Project awards recognize an entire public works project team and are issued in five different categories.