Construction Information

Meet the Team

JDS is the construction team prime for the Gwinnett Eastern Infrastructure Project and has assembled a team comprised of knowledgeable and skilled companies that have a proven track record individually, as a team and history of working collaboratively with Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (GCDWR). Core team members include:

JDS – Gravity Sewer and Pressure Mains Construction and Project Management 
JDS is a prequalified contractor for large force mains, gravity sewer and water mains for GCDWR and has been building large diameter, high-production pipeline projects since 1962. In  the last 40 years, JDS has performed over 100 projects in Gwinnett County, totaling over 1.3 million linear feet of pipeline and related infrastructure projects. JDS understands GCDWR’s expectations, infrastructure systems and procedures. JDS brings the ability to construct the line work safely and at a high rate of production to limit the project’s impact on residents, while at the  same time maintaining a stringent quality control over the work that GCDWR expects.  

Crowder Construction Company – Pump Station and Trails Construction
Crowder is a self-performing contractor specializing in water/wastewater utility and heavy civil construction. Crowder has extensive experience with Gwinnett County, having performed more than $90 million in water and wastewater projects over the last 15 years, including 193 work orders for Gwinnett County’s emergency on-call program. Crowder has also completed over $700 million in alternative delivery projects in the Southeast. Crowder has extensive trail and greenway construction experience for State and local DOT’s as well as Duke Energy. Crowder’s trail construction experience includes tunnels, bridges, boardwalks and construction in environmentally-sensitive areas.  

Freese and Nichols, Inc. – Engineering and Design 
Freese and Nichols, Inc, (FNI) brings over a century of expertise in pipeline design, complicated  hydraulic pump systems, odor control and permitting of complex infrastructure projects that will allow the JDS Team to construct and deliver the best possible product. In addition to FNI’s technical design responsibility, they will lead and manage all other design teams on this project, including the pump station, roadway, trail, and the Sustainability Management Program (Envision, SITES and Sustainable Infrastructure).  

The JDS Team also includes carefully selected specialty subcontractors, specially chosen for this project based on qualifications with similar projects, past working relationships with team members and experience working with Gwinnett County.

What to Expect During Construction

JDS uses innovative approaches to construction and pipeline alignment in order to minimize traffic impacts. However, when traffic impacts cannot be avoided, every effort will be made to limit lane closures to a single-lane only.

When impacts to traffic are anticipated, notices will be posted at least 30 days in advance of the closure or route change:

  • Immediately set up digital construction signage in the affect areas with the critical details (dates, road names, work type) of the anticipated impact to traffic

  • Create a detour map and notification announcement clearly and simply outlining the work to be done and why it cannot be avoided, along with a summary of mitigation measures to minimize impacts to traffic with local media, partners, HOAs, project website, subscribers, utility bill inserts, etc. 

  • Mail a postcard/letter notification to directly impacted addresses

Hours of Operation: 

The construction work will take place weekdays, Monday through Friday. The project team does not expect to conduct nighttime or weekend work, but there could be exceptions in the event of weather delays or other unforeseen changes to the schedule. If this does occur, workers will comply with local noise ordinances.

Notifications to Property Owners:

Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources and the JDS construction team are committed to ensuring that you have up-to-date information about construction activities for the ERI Project. One of the best ways to get information is through our email progress updates. Please complete the contact form here to submit your email address. 

Construction Notices