Inflation, Escalating Costs, Supply Issues Double Originally Projected Cost Of Sewer Project

Construction costs for a proposed sewer pipeline from Saluda to Deltaville have doubled, leaving the future of the project uncertain. With bids nearly twice the engineer’s estimate, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Is evaluating options for the $82 million project. Originally estimated at $30 million five years ago, escalating costs and inflation have impacted plans. Middlesex County is exploring alternative low-pressure systems to mitigate costs, but challenges persist.