Washington University Power Plant Relocation

Higher Education
Industrial & Civil
Up to $5 Million

As part of a utilities upgrade at Washington University in St. Louis, Tarlton constructed a new substation and electrical substation yard and also relocated transformers that feed the campus. Additionally, we relocated Throop Drive to improve its confined pathway between academic buildings, the power plant and the adjacent Forest Park Parkway.

Under a separate contract, Tarlton relocated and upgraded electrical, telephone/fiber optics and domestic water lines running through a parking lot at the Skinker/Forest Park intersection. This project was to prepare for future buildings identified in the campus master plan.

Given high pedestrian traffic, safety was a major concern, especially during excavation. All excavation sites were covered or fenced at night. Tarlton was simultaneously constructing the nearby Earth & Planetary Sciences Building (now Rudolph Hall) and connected the building to these utility lines.

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