Notice to Residents/Property Owners:
Crews will be observed performing utility location, as well as clearing, digging, pumping, hauling, and pipe installation along rights-of-way and nearby alleyways. Residents are asked to exercise caution in observance of equipment, trucks, and transport/staging of project materials in work zones and nearby areas.
Property owners are urged to refrain from installing landscape or hardscape items, as well as from making any driveway modifications, until completion of the project, which is expected to continue through 2018. Property owners are also asked to remove any landscape and/or hardscape items that currently exist in the right-of-way area abutting their property (from roadside to 15’ back), prior to commencement of activities, should they wish to preserve or salvage those items. (Note: Driveway pavers/bricks will be palletized and provided to property owners upon removal.)
Pursuant to the approved right-of-way permits granted by the City of Holmes Beach and the City of Bradenton Beach in performing this project, Manatee County is required to restore disturbed areas with #57 stone. All existing infrastructure within the right-of-way that is encountered during construction shall be removed and restored with #57 stone. This includes driveways, landscaping, and trees. For brick paved driveways, the bricks will be stacked and provided to the homeowner. All questions related to restoration and driveway removal should be directed to the City Engineer, Lynn Burnett, P.E., at email@example.com.
Crews have completed directional drilling and force main installation along Gulf Drive, between 26th and 28th Streets. Pavement has been restored and the roadway restriped, bringing the area back to its original condition.
On May 29, 2018, temporary striping and traffic lane shift patterns were installed on Gulf Drive, in the area of 9th and 10th Streets to prepare for upcoming work. Equipment has been mobilized and directional drilling and open-cut installation of a force main along Gulf Drive, between Avenue C and Cortez Road, will begin and is expected to continue through June 2018.
To accommodate the work being performed, 10th Street will be closed at Gulf Drive; however, travelers may access 10th Street by taking 11th or 12th Streets to Bay Drive N.
Installation of a water main and force main are currently underway on 26th Street, from Gulf Drive to Avenue C. This activity is expected to continue for approximately two weeks.
Installation of a 6″ water main along Avenue C, from 24th Street to 26th Street, is now complete.
Crews have begun installation of 18” force main down the center of Avenue C, from Gulf Drive heading northward toward 26th Street.
Water services are being installed across Avenue C from west to east, working northward from Gulf Drive to 26th Street. Intermittent road closures will be in place as work is performed along each segment.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, crews will begin stringing a 24″ HDPE force main pipe down the center of Avenue C, from Gulf Drive heading northward to 24th Street. Ten feet (10′) of crushed concrete has been installed in the eastern and western rights-of-way between 22nd Street and 24th Street to accommodate local traffic during this activity. Pavement restoration will occur subsequent to each segment of pipe installation.
Restoration along Avenue E from Gulf Drive to 28th Street has been completed.
Temporary restoration will be installed along Avenue C prior to June 29, 2018, with permanent restoration to occur sometime after July 9, 2018.
Note: In the event of unforeseen weather conditions or unexpected occurrences, planned activities may be rescheduled without additional notification.
Closures/Detours/Maintenance of Traffic:
22nd and 23rd Streets will be closed (open to local traffic only) between Gulf Drive and Avenue B, with traffic being detoured to 24th Street. Travelers may also access the area by using 25th and 26th Streets.
10th Street is closed at Gulf Drive. Travelers may access 10th Street by taking 11th or 12th Streets to Bay Drive N.
To ensure the safety of work crews and the traveling public, motorists are reminded to observe the reduced speed limit, yield to pedestrians/bicyclists, watch for flagmen, and be mindful of trucks and heavy equipment traveling and operating in and near construction zones.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to observe directional signage and utilize designated/temporary crosswalks and sidewalks when traveling through construction areas.
Motorists may experience temporary, single-lane closures and flagging operations.