Olmstead Pipeline - Reach A
Our work on this project involved working with CH2MHill engineers to stabilize the existing Olmstead Reach A Pipeline against additional lateral movement and rockfall. Enclosing the pipeline in reinforced concrete and tying that reinforced mass to the adjacent rock mass with grouted rock bolts was the selected solution. Because of the proximate location of this reach of the pipeline to the Wasatch Fault, the 20- to 25-foot-long rock bolts provide the required resistance to potential earthquake-induced inertial forces.
Exterior concrete was sculptured to enable blending the highly visible structure into the natural rock environment. Construction schedules were accelerated to avoid any activity during the mating season for Red-tail hawks nesting above the pipeline corridor.