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Fayette Springs Road Culvert Repair
Wharton Township's project was a major culvert replacement with a span of about 18 feet on the Fayette Springs Road. Fayette Springs extends south from the National Pike and crosses Big Sandy Creek, which is designated as a high quality cold water fishery (HQ CWF). The existing culvert was undersized and often flooded in heavy rain events. The flooding of this roadway would result in a public safety issue requiring the roadway to be closed to the public. The Township supervisors wanted to make sure the ultimate repair for Fayette Springs Road would help preserve the native brook trout population and comply with current DEP requirements for high quality cold water fisheries, while also ensuring the health and safety of their residents. McMillen Engineering, Inc. proposed the use of a Contech Aluminum Box Culvert with an open bottom utilizing an Express Foundation system. The aluminum culvert and express foundation system saved money, but equally important minimized the time that the road was closed. There has been wide spread flooding issues throughout all of Fayette County; however, this once flood prone area weathered the storms without incident. Wharton Township now has a structure that has improved the health and safety of the residents while allowing native brook trout to migrate north towards the headwaters of Big Sandy Creek helping to preserve the native brook trout for generations to come.