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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

Current Construction: 

Gulf Drive

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 and proceeding eastward down the Cortez Road bridge embankment, is nearly complete. Upon finalization of testing, crews will be tying in at 9th Street and at the Cortez Road embankment, as well as sodding the embankment.

Paving of Gulf Drive from Cortez Road northward to 10th Street will begin in December 2018. Work will be performed during daytime hours and will require maintenance of traffic to ensure the safety of work crews and the traveling public.

Avenue C

Force main installation and water main tie-ins on Avenue C are complete. Upon completion of testing, crews will be tying in at 23rd Street.

The first lift of paving on Avenue C has been completed, with paving at the intersections of 23rd Street, 24th Street, and 25th Street currently underway. Final paving of Avenue C will occur following right-of-way restoration.

Restoration of right-of-way areas will begin in November 2018 and will include installation of a stormwater infiltration system and driveway restoration, as approved by the City of Bradenton Beach.

Other Activities

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 November 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.


Permanent restoration of Avenue C has begun and will include right-of-way restoration and asphalt/paving.

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.

Construction Project Map