Amarillo northwest interceptor



PROJECT TYPE Water & sewer line installation


McKee undertook a cross-country tunneling project for the City of Amarillo, Texas, navigating challenging rolling terrain. The project involved installing 29,257 LF of 15-inch to 54-inch centrifugally cast fiberglass reinforced polymer pipe through direct bury methods. Additionally, hand-mined tunnels, a river crossing, and a crossing under State Highway 335 were executed. The unique challenge of the rolling terrain required digging trenches up to 43 feet deep. To address this, McKee secured additional ROW to construct benches, providing stable sites for excavation. Effective coordination with various stakeholders, including the City, Union Pacific railroad, local businesses, and landowners, ensured smooth progress.

Dewatering operations, installation of Amrock manholes, CCTV inspections, roadway backfill, and traffic control were skillfully managed. McKee completed the project ahead of schedule, on budget, and without any injuries or lost workdays, showcasing their expertise in handling complex water and sewage projects.