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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Construction begins on Halifax River Wastewater Force Main project

Construction began on the Halifax River Force Main Improvements Project.  The project includes installation of a 36-inch force main under the Halifax River to transport wastewater from the beachside service area to the Bethune Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The new force main will replace an existing 24-inch line that was installed approximately 30 years ago. This project will improve the reliability of our collection system and allow for future growth in the beachside service area. 

The force main will be installed approximately 80 feet beneath the bottom of the Halifax River using a technique called horizontal direction drilling.  This allows the force main to be installed without impacting the environment or navigation on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Construction staging areas will be required on City properties on each side of the River.   The staging areas will be located at Bethune Point Park on the west side and 2010 S. Peninsula Drive to the East.    

Bethune Point Park will remain open to the public, although pedestrian access may be restricted in the immediate vicinity of construction activities for safety reasons.  Also, traffic patterns will be impacted on S. Peninsula Drive when the new force main is connected to the existing collection system.  Variable message boards will be placed along the route at least 2 weeks prior to anticipated impacts to give residents advance notice.

Once completed, the Halifax River Force Main Improvements Project will improve wastewater service and reliability for the City of Daytona Beach customers and protect the environment. For more information contact Nichole Lloyd, the City’s Project Manager, at 386-671-8813.

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