After nearly six months, traffic at Deer Park Drive SE at Corban University is flowing smoothly following a major sewer upgrade for the University.
Salem’s K&E Excavating, replaced 1,900 linear feet of sewer line, which was installed during the early 1900s on the west side of Deer Park Drive where the Mill Creek development is underway. The original line was moved to the east side of the road to Corban’s campus and included larger pipes and modern materials.
Additionally, K & E and added a new metering system, which will allow the University to track its waste usage and find ways to reduce the amount of waste coming from the campus.
The $340,000 project was part of a 50-year master plan currently under development for the University and provides a necessary component for future growth.
“It strengthens our infrastructure as we look toward the future,” said Steve Hunt, vice-president for marketing. “It gives us the ability to expand the campus to meet the needs of our students and programs we develop as we grow.
Now that the project is complete, Hunt said owners of the Mill Creek development will continue to move forward with its plans to develop a new light industrial complex.