Greensburg Water Treatment Plant Ribbon Cutting

The City of Greensburg, Kentucky, held a ribbon cutting ceremony September 2, 2016, to mark the completion of the Greensburg Water Treatment Plant Project. The project included design and construction of a new 2 mgd conventional water treatment plant to replace the old plant which had reached the end of its useful life. The existing raw water intake and pumping facility were also replaced and a new high service transmission main now connects the new plant to the existing distribution system. The project was designed to allow for future expansion of both the plant and the intake facilities.

The project was fully funded through $1,000,000 CDBG grant, $2,000,000 EDA grant and $4,694,000 USDA Rural Development grant and loan package. Dignitaries in attendance at the event included Tom Fern, Rural Development State Director; Representative Terry Mills; Brian Smith, Field Representative for Congressman Guthrie’s office; Isaac Myers, Field Representative for the Department of Local Government; Mayor Lisle Cheatham, City of Greensburg; John Frank, Green County Judge Executive; Tad Long, Community Development Manager with the Kentucky League of Cities; Tom Noe, Market President at Forcht Bank; and Roger Sabo, Mortgage Loan Originator with Taylor County Bank. The event was also attended by Greensburg City Councilmembers; Board Members from the Green-Taylor Water District; Joe Smith, Owner of Smith Contractors; Bob Hunter, grant writer; and other Rural Development, community, and utility representatives.

Greensburg Water Treatment Plant Ribbon Cutting

Alumni Drive Roadway Realignment Completed

Bell Engineering, as a subconsultant to lead design firm CDM/Smith, recently completed work on the Alumni Drive roadway realignment project located near Commonwealth Stadium on the University of Kentucky’s campus. The newly designed, one mile stretch of roadway features a new alignment along with the addition of two roundabouts. The road is very highly traveled and required construction to be completed between the last day of class in spring 2015 and the return of students on August 17, 2015. If meeting the aggressive schedule was not challenging enough, there were also three other major projects ongoing at the same time that tied in to the project area. The largest was the renovation of Commonwealth Stadium. This, along with the FEMA Flood Mitigation project, were ongoing along the Alumni corridor with similar required completion dates. Construction of the new football practice facility was also starting. Bell served as the lead engineer for the FEMA project and had merged the future Alumni Drive realignment into the plan. Bell provided the drainage calculations for the Alumni Drive project, along with landscape architecture services, coordination between adjoining projects and a portion of the inspection services during construction. Both the Alumni Drive and FEMA project were completed by the August 17, 2015 deadline.

Kentucky.com provided this article on the Alumni Drive project, which includes a video flyover.

West Roundabout on Alumni Drive