Force Main 5
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.
Open-cut installation of an 18″ transmission force main in the existing northbound lanes of Gulf Drive between 9th Street and north of Cortez Road, proceeding eastward down the Cortez Road bridge embankment, is ongoing.
The primary impact will be experienced by southbound travelers on Gulf Drive, who will be sharing a lane with those turning east onto Cortez Road.
Once installation and testing of the 18″ force main are complete, crews will be tying in at 9th Street.
Crews will complete final tie-ins the week of Monday, October 15, 2018, with right-of-way restoration expected to begin in November 2018.
Right-of-way restoration will include the installation of a stormwater infiltration system and driveway restoration, as approved by the City of Bradenton Beach.
Rehabilitation of Sewage Lift Station #55 within the County’s existing easement on the eastern side of the Imperial House property is currently underway and is expected to continue through October 2018.
Crews will work to maintain access/flow of traffic as work is being performed, with cones and signage in place to assist travelers/pedestrians.
Crews are working to prepare Avenue C for permanent restoration, which will include asphalt/paving and right-of-way restoration.
Maintenance of Traffic:
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.