Residents Can Improve Trash Pickup by Setting Cans Out the Night Before

We have learned several residents in the construction zones of the Southeast Seminole Heights Flooding Relief Project have had issues with trash being picked up. Why is this happening? We did some research to find out.

Cityy of Tampa solid waste employees collect trash

The City of Tampa’s waste management supervisor travels the route at 6 a.m. on trash pickup days and alerts David Nelson Construction of any cans that pose an issue for the waste management trucks to access. Then Nelson’s crews move those cans to a central place for the trucks to gather and empty, typically around 6:30 a.m. If trash cans are not placed at the street before Nelson’s crews move them, the cans don’t get picked up. Crews move on to construction work, and cans that are placed after pickup go to the next pick up day without being emptied.

You can help remedy this problem. If you live on a street with active construction, please place your trash your cans out at the roadside the night before your trash pickup. That way the cans will be visible to the waste management supervisor and available for Nelson’s crews to move them so they can be emptied.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your assistance in solving this issue.

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 Highland Avenue between West Frierson Avenue and West Haya Street will be open to traffic by 4 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022, weather permitting.

The sidewalks in the work area will be closed during construction. Pedestrians will be detoured to other available sidewalks with signage.

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes and follow posted detours to avoid traffic congestion.

Highland Avenue is temporarily closed between Frierson and Crest.

Highland Avenue is temporarily closed between Frierson and Crest avenues beginning June 20. Thru-traffic should use North Florida Avenue.

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 1, 2022, weather permitting.

The sidewalks in the work area will be closed during construction. Pedestrians will be detoured to other available sidewalks with signage.

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes and follow posted detours to avoid traffic congestion.

Highland Avenue is temporarily closed between Frierson and Crest.

Highland Avenue is temporarily closed between Frierson and Crest avenues beginning June 20. Thru-traffic should use North Florida Avenue.

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 of Tampa’s hurricane information page.

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 not.

Why?  Because not all homes were affected. Some homes in this area are connected to the newly installed 6-inch watermain. Others were still connected to the old 2-inch watermain. The City’s response was specific to those homes that were affected.

When a pipe break occurs, on-site personnel, including City inspectors and Water Department personnel, respond. The City determines if a precautionary boil water notice is needed, and if so, notifies those affected.

Project managers and project hotline personnel may not receive this information in real time, as those who are responding prioritize protecting public health and safety and repairing broken lines.

If you receive a precautionary boil water notice or ever have a question about the safety of your drinking water, please call the City of Tampa Water Department phone number provided on the flier or visit the City of Tampa’s web page on precautionary boil water notices.  The Nelson team continues connecting homes to the new water line, so service can continue without interruption.

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: 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Pickup Locations:

Himes Avenue Complex
4501 S. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611

Al Barnes Park
2902 N. 32nd Street, Tampa, FL 33605

MacFarlane Park
1700 N MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607
Site between Maxwell and Renfrew

City of Tampa offers free sandbags June 3-5.

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 begun at the river and will follow box culvert installation as it heads eastward.

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 and after a hurricane makes landfall to protect against damage. We review and update our hurricane plans annually following industry best practices.

Our procedures start days in advance of a predicted landfall and include backfilling and securing all open trenches, moving and/or securing all equipment and staged materials and so on. Other steps we take include:

  • Inspecting all drainage structures and pipe for proper operation and removing any blockage to minimize flooding,
  • Taking measures to protect against erosion and infiltration of sand and silt,
  • Collecting and securing all barricades, signage, lumber, light pipe and other items that could become windborne and present a hazard to the surrounding neighborhoods, and
  • Ensuring all designated hurricane evacuation roads within the project are safe and travelable/navigable.

Residents in Southeast Seminole Heights Flooding Relief Project construction zone should secure their property and prepare for any tropical activity as you normally would during hurricane season. If you haven’t already purchased disaster preparedness items, you have until June 10, 2022, to purchase them tax-free. Learn about Florida’s disaster preparedness sales tax holiday and how to prepare for hurricane season at the City of Tampa’s website. You may also sign up for Alert Tampa to receive emergency alert notifications from the City.

 

Night Work Beginning at 9:00 p.m. Tonight at Hillsborough High School

Crews will be working tonight after 9:00 p.m. in front of Hillsborough High School to connect the school to newly installed utilities. This work must occur at night, while the school is closed. We anticipate the work will be completed around midnight, but could continue overnight should crews encounter unforeseen conditions. Residents can expect to hear some minor construction noise and back-up alarms.

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 is being maintained both north and south of the closure.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to follow all posted detour signs, allow extra travel time, and drive safely in the construction zone.

The closure for Florida Avenue has been extended to May 24, 2022.

The closure for Florida Avenue has been extended to May 24, 2022.