April 30 Update
Garney has completed the installation of the deep 24-inch gravity sewer on Alta Vista. Next week, Garney will set the last (4 of 4) deep manhole in the intersection of Alta Vista Street and Pomelo Ave. Today, Garney activated the sewage bypass pumping system that will pump sewage around the manhole at Alta Vista and Pomelo Ave. So, all flow is now flowing to Lift Station 87. Once the manhole is installed, the bypass system will be removed and Garney will begin laying the 8-inch sewer on Pomelo Ave (May 17th to May 27th). Due to the narrow street and the depth of this pipe (16 feet deep) Garney will start work at 6AM and stop and 10PM (May 17th to May 27th).
The watermain on Osprey Ave has been connected to the water system and the house services moved to the new main. Starting Monday, the curbs, aprons, and Irving St / Osprey Ave pedestrian improvements will be completed. The trench will be patched on Osprey from Alta Vista Street to Bahia Vista Street. The target date to have Osprey (and the bridge) open to vehicular traffic is 6/11/21. Before that date, Osprey will receive the final asphalt overlay from Bahia Vista to Bay Street.
The City of Sarasota Public Works Department is installing new mast arms and traffic lights at the intersection of Bahia Vista and Osprey Ave. This work will be complete prior to the repaving of Osprey Ave and reopening to full vehicular traffic.
Work Completed In Last 2 Weeks:
- Installed 24-inch gravity sewer up to Pomelo intersection.
- Tied in Osprey Ave WM and moved services
- Install wellpoints on Pomelo Ave and removed asphalt
- Setup bypass around Alta Vista and Pomelo manhole. LS7 essentially offline.
Work Scheduled for Next 2 Weeks:
- Build temporary gravel road on Pomelo Ave
- Set MH-5 in Alta Vista & Pomelo intersection
- Remove Bypass Pumping System
- Begin 8-inch sewer on Pomelo Ave
- Osprey Ave curbs, aprons, and ADA improvements on Irving Street.
April 17 Update
Garney installed 6 pipe segments this week. They are approximately 170 feet away from Pomelo Ave, where they will set the last deep manhole. At that point all the flow will be directed to the LS87 facility. They anticipate being at the intersection May 1 to begin removing the existing manhole and setting the new one. Starting May 17th and ending no later than May 27th, Garney will begin laying the 8-inch sewer pipe North on Pomelo Ave. This pipe will convey wastewater from the homes on Pomelo Ave and Pomelo Place to the new Lift Station 87. Due to the narrow street and the depth of this pipe (16 feet deep) Garney will start work at 6AM and stop and 10PM. These extended work hours will help expedite the sewer pipe installation to minimize the overall disruption to the residents on Pomelo Ave and Pomelo Place.
We are waiting on clearance from the Florida Department of Health before we can make the tie-ins for the watermain. I anticipate having the approval early this coming week. We will then get the tie-ins at Bahia Vista Street and Irving Street scheduled. We will then move the residential water services over to the new main and finish the curb, driveway aprons, and intersection improvements on Osprey Ave. We will also patch the trench with asphalt. We are trying to get this done before the end of the April.
The target date to have Osprey (and the bridge) open to vehicular traffic is 6/11/21. Before that date, Osprey will receive the final asphalt overlay from Bahia Vista to Bay Street. The projected final completion for all of the project is August 6.
Work Completed Last Week:
- Installation of Manhole in Alta Vista Street.
- Continue deep gravity sewer pipe west on Alta Vista Street.
- Well points and header pipe installation on Alta Vista to Pomelo Ave intersection.
- Remove asphalt on Pomelo Ave.
Work Scheduled for Next 2 Weeks:
- Continue 24-inch gravity sewer main to Pomelo Ave intersection
- Install well points and header pipe on Pomelo Ave from Alta Vista Street to LS7 (Wednesday 4/22 and Thursday 4/23)
- Osprey Ave watermain connections.
- Complete curbs, aprons, and intersection improvements between Irving and Bahia Vista Street.