A large-scale project in the heart of Montpellier
…Where the Marseille RD is replacing one of the city’s major feeders.
Montpellier’s largest reservoir is located in the university district, fed by the Lez catchment spring, the region’s main resource.
In the framework of laying works for Line 5 of the Montpellier tram system, SADE, under the direction of the agent Razel Bec, is replacing one of two feeders transporting water from this reservoir to the city’s secondary reserves. In order to expand its capacity, a 100mm-diameter concrete pipe is to be replaced by a 1,300mm-diameter steel-core pipe along 1,050m and a 1000mm-diameter pipe along 250m, at an average depth of 3.5m and up to 5.5m.
Occupying an area in the city centre, in an extremely busy sector in the heart of the university and hospital district, the worksite’s upstream phase lasted two months. In particular, a temporary roadway had to be created to maintain pedestrian and cycle traffic flow, offsetting the temporary inaccessibility of a pathway.
With a lead time limited to 10 months, several work stations are being executed simultaneously, with an ongoing presence of some fifty SADE workers on site, including an administrative team of 4 people.
A genuine anthill!
Régie des Eaux de Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, the Montpellier water authority, is planning to replace the second feeder next year. SADE is currently answering this call for tender.