Frequently Asked Questions
At what times will construction take place?
The majority of construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
What can I expect to see during construction?
Crews will be performing utility location, as well as clearing, digging, pumping, hauling, and pipe installation along rights-of-way and in alleyways along the project corridor. In an abundance of caution, residents are asked to remain vigilant and watchful in observance of equipment, trucks, and transport/staging of project materials in work zones and nearby areas.
When will my area be affected by construction activities and how will I be notified?
The project is divided into multiple phases, with intermittent and simultaneous activities occurring throughout and at various intervals. In addition to information provided on the project website, door hangers will be distributed along affected corridors in advance of commencement of activities. The door hangers will inform residents of upcoming activities, impact, and special instructions that may apply. If weather is a factor, the planned activities may be rescheduled for the following day(s) without additional notice.
How will my property be affected by construction activities?
To prepare for installation along each segment, crews will perform dewatering (elimination of excess water) in alleyways. Once installation of water and force main pipes begins, crews will begin clearing right-of-way areas – extending from the edge of pavement to 15′ back. As a result, landscape and hardscape items, as well as trees and driveways, both concrete and paved, shall be removed. (Note: Driveway pavers/bricks will be palletized and provided to property owners.)
What can I do to prepare?
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 – expected in January 2019.
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 edge of pavement 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.)
Will construction block my driveway?
Access to homes and businesses will be maintained during construction.
Will pipes be laid on my property?
Construction activities will take place within Manatee County’s right of way.
Will my water be shut off?
Water shut-offs are not scheduled or anticipated during daytime hours; however, if unforeseen pipelines are detected, it may be necessary.
Will the affected areas of right-of-way be restored back to their original condition once pipe installation is complete?
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 City Engineer, Lynn Burnett, P.E., at (941) 526-3375 or email@example.com.