The Wastewater Treatment Project includes construction of a pipe which will transport wastewater from the Clover Point Pump Station to the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. This pipe, which is referred to as the Clover Forcemain, will run along Dallas Road from Clover Point to Ogden Point, where it will connect to the Victoria Harbour Crossing.
Construction of the Clover Forcemain is anticipated to begin in spring 2018 and take approximately two years to complete.
The pipe will be installed in segments in a linear manner, to minimize impacts to residents and traffic. The safety, access and movement of Victoria residents and tourists is a primary consideration. The contractor will be required to consider the multiple users of Dallas Road and the impacts to vehicle traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as parking and access to residences and businesses along Dallas Road, as they develop construction and traffic management plans. Traffic control measures will be implemented, and traffic control personnel will direct traffic where required.
The Clover Forcemain alignment was developed in collaboration with City of Victoria staff and considered protection of the bluffs, the location of mature trees and sensitive vegetation, potential erosion, and traffic impacts during construction.
In September 2017, the Project Team retained the design engineering team, who reviewed previous studies and technical reports, and completed a geotechnical assessment. The assessment concluded that the Dallas Road alignment is suitable from a geotechnical perspective and that the forcemain can be constructed and operated without having an adverse environmental or geotechnical impact on the Dallas Road bluffs.
The design engineering team will define the alignment within the Dallas Road right-of-way and will undertake further geotechnical investigations in three locations to assist with this: Dallas Road between Douglas Street and Paddon Avenue; Dallas Road at the foot of Cook Street; and the James Bay seawall.
Geotechnical investigations conducted in December 2017 will include drilling additional boreholes, in situ testing including geophysics, laboratory testing, seismic analysis and numerical modelling of slope stability.
The final alignment, within the road right-of-way, will be presented in spring 2018 along with construction mitigation plans.