42nd Street & Q Street Sewer Separation Project


Construction anticipated to begin spring 2018 for sewer separation.

Project Description

This project is located in the Papillion Creek South Basin and will provide sewer separation to the area bounded by Orchard Avenue on the north, 39th Street on the east, R Street on the south, and 44th Street on the west. The conceptual plan for this project includes construction of both new sanitary sewer and storm sewer. New storm sewers will be constructed along 42nd Street, Q Street, and R Street. Sanitary sewer will be constructed to carry newly separated sanitary sewer flow into an existing combined sewer that will be converted to a sanitary sewer. This project was coordinated with the design and construction of a City transportation project to replace a railroad bridge and provide intersection improvements. The transportation project has now been completed.

As part of the sewer separation design, new green infrastructure was constructed in the eastern portion of Hitchcock Park. New detention basins will receive stormwater from new inlets on 42nd Street, will detain flows and allow for infiltration, before directing the remaining stormwater flows back into the new separate storm system at a reduced flow rate and volume. This green infrastructure project is under construction and achieved Substantial Completion in September 2017.

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