The City of Sarasota is committed to improving its wastewater system and providing reliable service for its utility customers. The Lift Station 87 Project is an important part of that commitment.

The project was initially scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012, but has been delayed due to constructability issues with microtunneling. In November 2012, the City of Sarasota severed its contract with the Lift Station 87 Project’s original engineer of record. In August 2013, the City of Sarasota hired a new engineering consultant, McKim & Creed, Inc., to complete the Lift Station 87 Project.

McKim & Creed’s first order of business was to evaluate the existing designs and construction and conduct additional technical investigations. Based on those evaluations, recommendations for completing the project were accepted by the Sarasota City Commission on Jan. 21, 2014. Since that time, the City has modified the project to include bringing the Lift Station 87 structure above ground and conducting geotechnical investigations of the Osprey Bridge over Hudson Bayou. McKim & Creed is now working to revise the project’s construction schedule and continuing final designs, permitting, construction management and public outreach.