Floodway Diversion Structure Repairs
City of Wichita
Project Delivery Method
Completion Date / Total Time for Project
May 2016 / 6 months
Nearly 60 years after constructing the Wichita/Valley Center Floodway to eliminate flooding problems through downtown Wichita, it was time to repair several concrete weir boxes controlling flows into the city.
UCI was contracted to provide services to divert river flows around the affected areas and perform concrete repairs to four weir boxes along the floodway. Repairs included removal and patching of deteriorated concrete, concrete crack injection to prevent further damage and installation of steel armor plating on wall nosings as a first defense against large debris.
UCI and subcontractors successfully executed a complex plan to build a series of cofferdams, bypass piping and channels to divert flows away and through the work area to permit construction activities. All work was performed during the traditionally wet spring months in Kansas.
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