- News & Events
Project is about 20 percent complete. Progress is expected to pick up with warmer weather finally here.
The Contractor placed concrete for the second section of walls for the Storm and Sanitary Chambers at Pump Station #3 setting the stage for commencement of 10 feet of backfill to the intake chamber elevation.
The Contractor also placed concrete for the Closure Structure #10 center slab.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 8+50 to 16+00, Sta. 16+50 to 24+50, Sta. 27+50 to 31+00, and Sta. 36+00 to 37+50 have been excavated and backfilled. The Toe Drain has been constructed from Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and 16+50 to 24+50. Placement of Select and Random Levee Embankment continues in these areas.
Over 1000 feet of 48″ Storm Sewer has been installed, along with 96lf of 24″ Storm Sewer, including four large manholes (MH-102, MH-103, MH-104, MH-108).
These manholes are 16 feet deep. Installation of the two 8 foot diameter Sanitary Manholes and 235 LF of 30″ sanitary sewer is complete.
The Verizon Fiber Optic Line has been installed including boring under the existing levee.
During installation of the 24″ and 48″ storm lines out of MH-108, construction debris was encountered. Test pits will be dug after changeover of the Verizon Fiber Optic line to establish the extent of this material and action required.
The Contractor placed concrete for the first section of wall for the Storm and Sanitary Chambers at Pump Station #3 on School property. This pump station will pump storm water and sanitary flows over the levee when flood waters prevent normal flows.
The Contractor also placed concrete for Closure #10 abutment slab on the east side of the Structure. Closure 10 is necessary to provide an access road to the school through the levee system. In times of high water, the closure “gap” will be closed with aluminum “stop logs” similar to what was done on the first Bloomsburg levee project. Large footings are required to deal with the hydraulic forces of the flood waters, especially what the Engineers call “uplift forces” which try to overturn the structure.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and from Sta. 16+50 to 24+50 have been excavated and backfilled. The Toe Drain has been constructed from Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and 16+50 to 24+50. This drain will collect the seepage that develops during extremely high flood events. It will then be diverted to the two pumping stations so it can be pumped over the levee back to the river.
Placement of Select and Random Levee Embankment continues in these areas. These sections of levee are located on the BASD property.
Installation of an eight foot diameter sanitary manhole and 235 LF of 30″ ductile iron sanitary sewer has been completed.
A 4″ water main to the Municipal Authority Treatment Plant is complete. This main had to be relocated to make way for the re-alignment of the 30 inch interceptor sewer which delivers sanitary flows to the treatment plant.
Fusing (combining separate sections of pipe into one continuous length) of a 5″
2019 July 4th Event at the Bloomsburg Town Park:
Please join the Town of Bloomsburg on Thursday, July 4th for our annual celebration at the Bloomsburg Town Park. The festivities will be beginning at 5:00pm with food vendors being set up to serve the crowds. At 8pm the Catawissa Military Band will play at the Bloomsburg Town Park Band Shell until the Fireworks Display at Dusk over the lagoon.
Thank you to our gracious sponsors to make this event possible. Our corporate sponsors include:
-Market Street Abstract and Kreisher Marshall & Associates ($2,000 for the sound system for the event)
-Kreisher Marshall & Associates ($1,000 for the fireworks), -Bloomsburg University Foundation ($1,000 for the fireworks)
-Yorkshire Foods ($1,000 for the fireworks)
-Livic Civil ($1,000 for the fireworks).
Our individual sponsors include Toni Bell and her family ($300.00 for the Catawissa Military Band), Bonnie Crawford and her family ($150.00 towards the fireworks), Pamela Z., Terena Y., Stephanie G., the 20% collected from the 2018 July 4th food vendor sales, and an anonymous donation.
If there is a considerable amount of rain the event will be cancelled for July 4th and the fireworks rain date will be July 5th.
Please support the food vendors at this years event to help fund the 2020 July 4th event and be sure to donate when you see the Boy Scouts “passing the hat” on Thursday. We want to continue making it possible, but we need your support!
Thank you! See you all on Thursday!
Interested in making next years event possible?:
Citizens that enjoy the Bloomsburg’s Fourth of July event may make donations at www.TakeActionBU.org/fireworks. Donations by check are also accepted and must be made out to “BU Foundation” or “Bloomsburg University Foundation” with “Fireworks” added in
Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Market Street in Bloomsburg for a classic car show, motorcycle show, food and craft vendors, wine and beer tastings. At 5 p.m. the fun moves to the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport (N13) for family Olympic games for raffle prizes. Then once night falls the movie by the runway begins. All events are family friendly and for all ages. Please bring chairs and blankets for movie viewing. All events are free for the public to attend
Proceeds Benefit the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum.
Contact us at:
Thank you to the
Bloomsburg Municipal Airport
June 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Bloomsburg on Market Street and 5-11 p.m. at the Airport
The Contractor continues to install steel reinforcing for the walls of the Storm and Sanitary Chambers at Pump Station #3.
Steel reinforcing and formwork are being installed for the concrete slab at the School Access Road Closure Structure.
Clearing for the levee is complete on School Property.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and from Sta. 20+50 to 21+50 have been excavated and backfilled. The Toe Drain has been constructed from Sta. 8+50 to 16+00 and 16+50 to 21+50. These sections are located on the BASD property. Installation of the 48″ Storm Sewer continues and over 500lf of storm sewer pipe work has been completed to date including two manholes (MH-102 & MH-103).
Work on the installation of the 8 foot diameter Sanitary Manhole (MH-A) continues. The bottom section of the MH has been set.
The Contractor has completed the base slab for the stormwater pumping station near the school stadium. The base slab is 20 feet below the existing surface.
Installation of the steel reinforcing for the walls is underway.
The Inspection Trench between Sta. 14+40 to 16+00 has been excavated and backfilling is underway. This section of inspection trench is located on the school property.
Excavation for the school access road closure system near Ft. McClure Boulevard is complete, and the lean concrete seepage cutoff key has been placed. Placement of steel reinforcing is scheduled to start next week.
The headwall for the 48″ Storm Sewer has been installed and approximately 180 feet of storm sewer pipe work has been completed. Wet weather is beginning to impact the on site soils which could possibly be utilized for the levee embankment.
Town of Bloomsburg – Bloomsburg Flood Risk Management Expansion Project
Project Progress Update for Period from May 3 to 17, 2019
The Contractor has completed excavation for stormwater Pump Station #3 and is currently installing reinforcing for the base slab, which is scheduled to be placed on Thursday 23 MAY 2019, weather permitting.
Testing of soil material from offsite source has verified its’ suitability for construction of the levee.
The inspection trench along the centerline of the levee has been excavated and backfilled between Sta. 11+00 to 12+50, which is located on the BASD property.
Layout for the school access road Closure Structure #10 is underway. Excavation is expected to start within the next week. This major structure will permit erection of a barrier across the road during flood events.
The 48″ Storm Sewer work has been delayed due to high river level. This sewer will direct interior stormwater runoff to the new Pump Station #3 on school property during flood events for pumping over the levee into the river.
Town of Bloomsburg – Bloomsburg Flood Risk Management Expansion Project
Project Progress Update for Period Ending 3 MAY 2019
The Contractor (HRI) mobilized on 1 April 2019 with the placement of the project trailers in the parking lot along Market St. Site work started on 15 April 2019. Erosion and Sedimentation Control features have been installed and initial clearing and tree cutting is complete from the school grounds to Market Street. Excavation for the levee has begun and will continue for several weeks.
In early May, the contractor expects to start the installation of new sewer lines and manholes along with the excavation of the six foot deep inspection trench for the levee on the high school property.
Preparations are underway for the deep excavation for the new stormwater pumping station near the municipal authority plant.
Expect minimal activity east of Railroad Street during the month of May.
***CALLING ALL ARTISANS AND FARMERS***
Are you interested in being a vendor at the Bloomsburg Farmers Market located in the heart of Downtown Bloomsburg this Summer? Vendor applications are now being received for our Saturday Farmers’ Markets in 2019!
The Market opens SATURDAY, JUNE 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and runs through to October 26!
Bloomsburg Farmers Market vendors offer the public the highest quality produce, fruits, plants, flowers and herbs, unique crafts, baked goods, and creative works of art.
The market is designed not only as a shopping place, but also as a social community venue.
Questions about being a Vendor? Call Bobbi Erlston at 570-784-7123, ext. 215.
Farmer’s Market Registration Form
We’d love to have you with us. Apply today!
Bloomsburg – The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation (BACF) announces grant opportunities for local nonprofit organizations serving the greater Bloomsburg area. This competitive grant round begins now and will continue into July. Approximately $10,000 is available in this grantround.
Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and governmental organizations are eligible to apply and 100% of requested funding from the above noted funds must be invested within Bloomsburg and surrounding areas. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Grant applications must be completed and submitted through a web-based program. Prior to beginning the grant application process, applicants are encouraged to watch a short tutorial. Interested applicants can find the tutorial and instructions for completing grant application online by visiting www.csgiving.org, clicking on “Receive” and then “Apply for a Grant”. Look for information under the heading “Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation”.
Grant requests must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2019.
The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation was created in 1996 from the interest paid back on a loan borrowed by Magee Industrial Enterprises from a Federal Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG). The Town of Bloomsburg invested this interest to create the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation.
The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation is affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) and their grant process is administered by the CSCF. For more information, please contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, at 570-752-3930, ext. 2 or [email protected]
Press Release (PDF)