Town of East Hartford, CT

Flood Protection System Design & Construction Engineering/Inspection Services

East Hartford, CT

Benesch was retained by the Town of East Hartford to provide design and full-time, on-site construction engineering and inspection services to oversee Army Corps of Engineers- and FEMA-mandated improvements to the Town’s Flood Protection System. Design services included the removal of vegetation from approximately 20,000 feet of earthen dike, structural repairs to approximately 750 feet of concrete floodwall along the Connecticut and Hockanum Rivers and improvements to various sections of “impervious blankets” along the Connecticut River. Repairs were also required at three pumping stations and appurtenant drainage structures and facilities to ensure proper function of the pump stations. Continuing efforts include engineering design and landscape architectural services associated with the extension of the Main Street Sidewalk from the crest of the levee along the flood wall and a Benefit Cost Analysis for Flood Protection System Repairs. Benesch also performed construction engineering and inspection services and a GIS Wetland Mapping Conversion for the project. Follow-on services entailed design and construction administration of maintenance deficiency corrections for the Flood Protection System and preparation of a Maintenance Deficiency Correction Plan.

Project highlights

  • Design & Repair Flood Control System
  • Meet Army Corps of Engineers & FEMA Standards
  • Construction Engineering & Inspection
  • GIS Wetland Mapping Conversion
  • Develop Maintenance Deficiency Correction Plan
  • Prepare Cost Benefit Analysis for Repairs