Substation Site Design

Borton-Lawson performed civil and environmental services on this project. Work included the completion of an erosion and sediment control plan; Phase I environmental site assessment; wetland delineation and endangered species clearance services for a 12.65+ acre former agricultural and residential parcel in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania that was the location of a proposed new electric substation.

Required permits included:

  • PennDOT highway Occupancy (HOP)
  • Individual NPDES permit application to the Lehigh County Conservation District.

Challenges V. Solutions

ChallengeConduct necessary environmental and civil related land development tasks to address erosion and sediment control measures and potential environmental encroachments to previously undeveloped agricultural land that was the proposed location of a new electric substation.

ChallengeDue to program changes, the site layout required several modifications throughout the design process, while the regulatory approval schedule needed to remain unchanged.

SolutionCoordinated with Owner’s design staff on several engineering plan modifications for the proposed substation. Communicated effectively with the regulatory agencies to develop an appropriate strategy that minimized risk associated with the site layout changes and maintained project schedule.