Entries by Robin Bizjack

REMINDER: North Highland Avenue Closed for Two Weeks Beginning Monday

Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2022, North Highland Avenue will be closed from West Frierson Avenue to West Haya Street for wastewater and drinking water utility construction. North Highland Avenue will be closed to southbound traffic at Hillsborough Avenue. Motorists will be detoured to North Florida Avenue and Violet Street to travel southbound. North […]

North Highland Avenue Temporarily Closed Beginning June 20

Beginning 9 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2022, North Highland Avenue will be closed between West Frierson Avenue and West Haya Street for utility construction. Thru-traffic for Highland will be detoured to North Florida Avenue. North Highland Avenue between West Frierson Avenue and West Haya Street will be open to traffic by 4 p.m. Friday, July […]

Video Outlines Work Contractor Performs Before a Hurricane

Hurricane season has begun in Florida. See what David Nelson Construction does to secure the jobsite in the event of a storm in our new video. Make sure you are ready for hurricane season. Know your evacuation zone and register for emergency notifications at Alert Tampa. For more information on hurricane safety, visit the City […]

Responding to Pipe Breaks on a House-by-House Basis

The project team learned this week there was confusion among some residents on West Crest, west of Highland, surrounding a recent precautionary boil water notice that was distributed by the City of Tampa. Residents were concerned that some homes in the vicinity of the recent drinking water pipeline break received a notice, but others did […]

City of Tampa Offers Free Sandbags to Residents

The City of Tampa is offering free sandbags to residents June 3-5. Bags, sand and shovels will be available. There will also be volunteers available to help those who cannot fill their own sandbags. Visit the www.tampa.gov/Hurricane to learn more. Friday, June 3: 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, June 4: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, June 5: […]

Box Culvert Installation on Crest Avenue Continues

Crews continue to install box culvert on West Crest Avenue between North River Boulevard and Highland. Progress has been slower than anticipated, but we expect box culvert installation on this segment to be completed by June 17. Stormwater inlets are being installed and connected to the new box culvert as installation progresses. Restoration work has […]

Project Team is Ready for Hurricane Season; Are You?

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts above-average hurricane activity this year. Preparing for hurricanes is not new to David Nelson Construction – it is part of doing business in Florida. The contractor has standard procedures in place to follow before […]

N Florida Avenue Closure Extended Through Tuesday, May 24, 2022

North Florida Avenue will remain closed from East Frierson Avenue to West Crest Avenue due to wet underground conditions and the discovery of asbestos pipe in the intersection. A hazardous materials crew has safely removed the asbestos pipe; work continues in the intersection. While Florida Avenue is closed to thru traffic, access to all businesses […]

How to Report a Project Emergency

If you have a project emergency, such as a pipe break or flooding, please call the project hotline at (813) 580-5313. The phone line is staffed 24/7 and is the best way to ensure the emergency is handled expeditiously. If you call regarding an emergency and leave a message, the project team will call you […]

Pipe Break On Crest Avenue

Last night, the underside of the old 2-inch water main on the 300 block of West Crest Avenue failed. This pipe is 50-80 years old and has surpassed its useful life, which is why the City of Tampa is replacing it. This is the third time this pipe has failed since construction of the Southeast […]