Lake Avenue Lift Station

DLZ provided planning, design, bidding, and construction phases services to relocate the Lake Avenue Lift Station in Michigan City, Indiana. The existing 575GPM pump station was beneath the roadway’s parking lane and was not structurally sound to handle vehicular loadings. The project included

  • Relocating the lift station to the California Avenue beach parking adjacent to Lake Michigan
  • Construction of a new force main and gravity sanitary sewers

DLZ redesigned the parking lot site to meet several requirements, including a minimal loss to parking, adequate operations and maintenance access to the pump station, and a new public bathroom facility, sidewalks, and curb ramps. We also re-graded the parking lot to convey stormwater into sandy infiltration areas with native dune grass plantings and glacial stone. Drywells and perforated pipes were installed to enhance stormwater storage in the confined infiltration areas.




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Michigan City, Indiana