Construction is just underway on a $1 million sanitary sewer improvement project in Lake Station, Indiana designed by American Structurepoint engineers. A May 30 groundbreaking took place for the project that replaces a 2,900-foot section of an 18-inch sanitary sewer force main that connects the Montgomery Street Lift Station and 23rd and DeKalb Lift Station in Lake Station to a Gary Sanitary District lift station near 15th and Clay Street. We are providing engineering design, bidding, and construction administration services for the project. Lake Station officials say the project will reduce leaks, improve flow, and reduce shutdowns caused by frequent breaks in the older piping. Our team also prepared technical specifications and developed a plan to bypass the sewage from the existing force main since the new alignment is almost on top of the old alignment. This was done to avoid construction in the adjacent wetland. Construction will be completed in the fall. In an earlier project at the same location, our team designed and performed construction observation for a new flow meter and sampling station.