Front Street Interceptor Rehabilitation Project – Phase 1

By | May 23, 2018

Footage from a 2016 inspection of the Front Street Interceptor.

November 29, 2018 Update: Work on the Front Street Sewer Interceptor Rehabilitation Project has been delayed due to an unforeseen utility conflict that Capital Region Water is working through with the contractor. An updated schedule will be provided when available. Thank you for your continued patience with this critical project.

Background: The Front Street Interceptor was built in 1913 and carries an average of 2.3 million gallons of wastewater every day from the City of Harrisburg and Susquehanna Township to the Front Street Pump Station in Shipoke.

Project Purpose: This project will install 1,972 feet of new pipe liner, called cured-in-place pipe, to rehabilitate the sewer pipe between Shamokin Street and Emerald Street along Riverfront Park. Manholes in the project area will also be rehabilitated.

Project Summary: The cured-in-place pipe will be installed through manholes between Shamokin Street and Emerald Street in Riverfront Park along Front Street. Above ground pipes will be placed along the Park in the project area to bypass flows.

Riverfront Park Closure: To protect public safety, the park will temporarily close in the project area beginning Monday, September 10 through the end of October. Riverfront Park users in the project area will be detoured to the sidewalk across Front Street.

Project Cost: $1,170,000

Project Contractor: Michels Corporation

This project is part of Capital Region Water’s City Beautiful H2O Program. City Beautiful H2O is Capital Region Water’s program to restore aging infrastructure, reduce combined sewer discharges, improve thehealth of our local waterways, and beautify our neighborhoods through community greening. Find more information about the City Beautiful H2O Program here.