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Caracas Update/in Alerts
On Monday, the contractor will start building road and prepping for curb starting at I-275 and working towards Central. The contractor will be finished with the reinstallation of 72-inch storm pipe on Caracas by the end of March. They will then go north and reinstall the first 32 feet of 72-inch storm pipe at the Central and Caracas intersection. Caracas should be fully restored by the end of April or early May.
There is a six-inch watermain that needs to be directionally drilled under I-275 in greenspace at the end of Caracas. The contractor is still working with FDOT and their contractor to obtain all the necessary information so they can finalize plans and revise their FDOT permit for this work. FDOT still requires occasional access to the site from the end of Caracas. Once access is no longer needed, the fence and guardrail at the end of the road will be replaced.
Crest Ave Update/in Alerts
Last week the contractor reinstalled curb that had to be removed for sanitary adjustments. On Monday, the contractor is installing the final lift of asphalt on Crest except for the Highland intersection. The contractor is still waiting on the new stormwater curb inlet to be installed at the northwest corner of Highland and Crest. The inlet is scheduled to be delivered on April 17. Once the inlet arrives, the contractor will install it and then pour back the sidewalk on the northwest corner and the driveway at 301 W. Crest. They will then install the final lift of asphalt in the Highland intersection and re-stripe as necessary. Final restoration and punchout will continue on the 100 and 200 blocks of Crest after the final lift up asphalt is installed on Monday.
River Blvd Update/in Alerts
On Wednesday, the contractor completed the final cleaning of the storm box, culvert and outfall structure on Crest and River Blvd. On Thursday and Friday, the contractor is installing most of the landscape at the outfall including the Bald Cypress trees which were added.
On Saturday, the contractor is planning to install the paver driveway at River Blvd. & Crest. The outfall is scheduled to be painted in the next two weeks, with the handrail and installation of the pink, muhly grass to be installed against the outfall in three weeks. All work at the outfall should be completed by the end of March.