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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  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 cityengineer@holmesbeachfl.org.

Current/Upcoming Construction: 

Note: In the event of unforeseen weather conditions or unexpected occurrences, planned activities may be rescheduled without additional notification.

Crews have completed installation of pipe and tying in of services along Palm Drive, with testing underway. Once testing is complete, restoration will begin.

Crews have completed installation of pipe at the intersection of 68th Street and Holmes Boulevard, and are in the final phases of testing. Once testing is complete, restoration will begin.

Crews will be performing bypass and tie-ins on Lift Station #7, located on Holmes Boulevard north of 68th Street; and on Lift Station #11, located at 85th Street and Palm Drive.

Closures/Detours/Maintenance of Traffic:

Current Closures

Gulf Drive is closed to northbound traffic at 81st Street, with all northbound traffic being detoured onto 81st Street to access Palm Drive.
(Note: This detour will remain in effect for the duration of the project.)

Trolley stations located along the project corridor will remain accessible, with pipes to be laid out behind those locations. In the events of closures of adjacent side streets, trolley riders may need to access trolley stops by using alternative routes. Pedestrians should avoid any attempts to cross over pipes or other construction materials and are asked to watch for trucks and heavy equipment operating in and near construction zones.

The project will be constructed in five (5) segments and while traffic is expected to be maintained along Palm Drive, intermittent/temporary closures of side streets abutting the project corridor will be necessary to allow for construction-related activities, to include laying out of pipes, etc., with detours in place to direct travelers as needed.

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.

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