The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has selected Black & Veatch to manage the construction of more than $500 million of tunnel projects as part of a multibillion dollar effort to address sewer overflow and backups in the St. Louis area.
Black & Veatch, an infrastructure engineering and construction firm based in Overland Park, Kan., will manage the construction of up to seven different tunnels in the sewer district’s territory. The company will also oversee project controls, management of multiple contractors and community involvement.
The firm says it is involved with dozens of similar deep-tunnel projects worldwide, including ones in Chicago, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
Work on the St. Louis project will begin this month, and construction is scheduled to start in early 2015. The project is expected to take 15 to 20 years to complete.