HRSD pump station exterior to be completed later this year

by Sherry Hamilton - Posted on Sep 04, 2019 - 01:12 PM

Photo: Site supervisor Rodney Bozzell, left, and foreman David Crowder of Shaw Construction of Yorktown step away from the job for a moment during construction of the new HRSD pump station on Main Street in Mathews. Below, the basement. Photos by Sherry Hamilton

Site supervisor Rodney Bozzell, left, and foreman David Crowder of Shaw Construction of Yorktown step away from the job for a moment during construction of the new HRSD pump station on Main Street in Mathews. Below, the basement. Photos by Sherry Hamilton

The new pump station being erected on Mathews Main Street by the Hampton Roads Sanitation Division is due for completion sometime next March, but residents will know what the finished product will look like sooner than that.

According to Rodney Bozzell, site supervisor for the contractor, Shaw Construction of Yorktown, construction of the exterior brick walls is set to begin in early October and is expected to be completed about a month later, after which the steel roof will be installed. He said the building, which is being built next to Moughons Hardware, will have no wood at all.

Ring, general superintendent with Shaw Construction, said that the concrete basement that was put in place in mid-August is approximately 25 feet wide along the road and 31 feet deep along the parking lot that will be shared with Moughons. He said the width of the building along Main Street will be extended about another 12-14 feet, for a total building width of less than 40 feet along Main Street. The 18-foot-tall wall will be topped street-side with a parapet similar to those on many other buildings in downtown Mathews.

“It will have a storefront appearance,” said Ring. “They’re going to dress it up nice, since it’s on Main Street.”

Once the structure has been completed, said Ring, vacuum pumps and tanks will be installed in the basement, while sewage pumps and tanks will be in the area that’s above the ground.