Osprey Avenue to be Closed May 26, 2020 – March 2021
May 15, 2020 — Osprey Avenue will be closed just north of Hudson Bayou to Alta Vista Street from May 26, 2020 through March 2021. Traffic will be detoured to Mound Street/U.S. 41. During the closure, crews will replace water and sewer pipelines as well as install new manholes and valves at the intersection of Osprey Avenue and Lincoln Drive. Watch this short video to learn more.
Contractor Proposes May 26, 2020 Closure of Osprey Avenue
April 21, 2020 — As Lift Station 87 nears completion, the contractor’s work schedule proposes the closure of Osprey Avenue beginning May 26, 2020, from just north of Hudson Bayou to Alta Vista Street. The closure will allow crews to replace water and sewer pipelines as well as install new manholes and valves at the intersection of Osprey Avenue and Lincoln Drive. Once that is completed, crews will excavate and install gravity sewer mains along Alta Vista, Pomelo Avenue and Pomelo Place. The partial closure of Osprey Avenue will continue through March 2021 to facilitate the water and sewer utility work in the area. Variable message boards will be placed in the area next week to inform motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Resident Input Shapes Phase 3 Construction
Feb. 21, 2020 – The Lift Station 87 Project is an investment in resilient, reliable infrastructure for all City of Sarasota residents. The new 9.5 million gallon-per-day capacity lift station in Luke Wood Park will replace the existing Lift Station 7 at 935 Pomelo Avenue. Wastewater flow will be redirected from Lift Station 7 to Lift Station 87 by a new gravity wastewater transmission main, part of which has been constructed under Hudson Bayou, along the Osprey Avenue corridor.
Phase 3 construction will impact those living and traveling in the construction zone, so the project team sought resident input during a public meeting on Dec. 5, 2019. Using resident input, the project team modified Phase 3 construction documents to minimize community impact by:
- Limiting the contractor to 200 feet of roadway impacts at a time, so that only four to six houses on both sides of the road will be impacted.
- Requiring temporary parking within the construction zone, eliminating off-site, remote parking.
- Requiring temporary, ADA-compliant pedestrian access to homes, so residents can walk to their front doors.
- Requiring mail, trash, recycling and other deliveries to continue without disruption.
- Requiring clean fill to speed construction, reduce the need for compaction, thereby minimizing vibration.
In the coming weeks, members of the project team will be available to meet one-on-one with affected property owners to review plans and discuss how construction may affect individual properties. Those along the phase 3 route will receive a door hanger with information on how to schedule a one-on-one meeting.
The project’s maintenance-of-traffic plan is being monitored, and Sarasota Police Department continues monitoring traffic on Orange Ave. If you have traffic questions or concerns outside the maintenance of traffic plan, please call 941-365-2200 xt 4375.