For Immediate Release
July 05, 2011

Airport Industrial Drainage Pipeline Work Ahead

Kana Pipeline Awarded Contract with City of Riverside

Pipeline construction contract awarded to Kana Pipeline from the City of Riverside. This Public Works contract is the third contract awarded to Kana from the City this year so far. The project awarded earlier in March, called Airport Industrial Storm Drain Extension, for $261,000 proposes installing storm drainage east of Van Buren Blvd. and Morris Street, crossing underneath the Union Pacific Railroad, at a location just west of the Riverside Municipal Airport. Pipeline construction work is expected to start in late August, pending required permits.

Kana's Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) department won the potholing contract from the City of Riverside back in April 2010 for this very project. "That's great news," indicated Sean Estle, Kana Pipeline's SUE Manager, who oversees the company's vacuum utility potholing and private utility locating services, "That is the first time we have potholed a job during design and then won the construction contract later. Coincidental... but still pretty cool."

Kana's Pipeline division will be installing approximately 250 LF of 60-inch reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), boring and tunneling a 60 LF portion of this pipe inside an 84-inch steel pipe casing underneath the Railroad, as well as other related work to complete the installation, and extend the necessary storm drainage systems towards the Airport's way. This work constitutes just a small portion of the larger plans that the City's Redevelopment Agency has been working on for nearly four decades now. The City sites details in their Amended and Restated Redevelopment Plan which was adopted in August 2009 under Ordinance No. 7051, on the Merged Downtown and Airport Industrial Redevelopment Projects with the Merge of the Hunter Park/Northside Redevelopment Project areas.

Currently, Kana is performing two other pipeline construction projects for the City of Riverside: A water distribution main replacement at Eastside and Main Street and a storm drainage pipeline improvement project on Madison Street. As with all Public Works projects bids are awarded to the lowest qualified or responsive bidder. Kana originally placed third on the Madison street bid, but got lucky after the two lower bidders were disqualified, leaving Kana next in line to accept the contract at $467,751.25. So far, Kana has been awarded almost $2.5M in pipeline and SUE combined contract work from the City of Riverside.

About Kana Pipeline:
Kana Pipeline is a leading underground wet utility pipeline construction company that installs water pipeline, sewer, fireline and storm drainage systems for public and private residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects throughout Southern California. Kana Pipeline also specializes in Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), specifically; vacuum utility potholing and private utility locating services.

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