Construction began in late 2021 and will be completed approximately three years later. Crews are working in multiple locations simultaneously. Construction will occur in all three Seminole Heights neighborhoods: South Seminole Heights, Old Seminole Heights, and Southeast Seminole Heights.
The dates listed below are tentative as of October 31, 2023, and subject to weather and unforeseen conditions.
Outfall Structure and River Boulevard Area
- Sod has been placed at the cul-de-sac and replaced on the south side of the outfall.
- All work is complete in Haya Linear Park with the exception of the driveway to the outfall, which is still being reviewed by Engineering.
- Work has begun on Florida Avenue with one lane closure. Crews are repairing the six (6) stormwater inlet openings and work is expected to be completed by November 8, 2023.
- Once the inlet work is complete, we will schedule the repaving of Florida Ave. This work will be done at night under a full road closure and will be posted at least two (2) weeks in advance, per FDOT’s requirements.
- Our restoration behind the curb is complete. We have installed the final lift of asphalt from Florida Avenue to Central Avenue.
- The final placement of asphalt work is complete in front of the dentist office on Frierson Avenue on the east side of Central Avenue.
Caracas Street West of I-275
- The guard rail will not be installed for some time as the contractor for the I-275 work needs to maintain access from this street.
Central Avenue south of Hillsborough Avenue
- The decorative patterned pavement crosswalks have been installed at all side streets except for Frierson Avenue, which will be installed toward the end of this year.
- The street signs have been ordered and will be installed as soon as they arrive in the next few weeks.
- Rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB’s) have been ordered for the Wilder Avenue crosswalk and will be installed as soon as they arrive, which is anticipated to be just after the first of the year.
- Most of the permanent striping has now been installed and will be completed at night over the next few weeks.
- The Osborne Avenue intersection still needs to be milled and repaved. This work should occur in mid-October when students are not in school.
Central Avenue north of Hillsborough Avenue
- We received clearance from the Department of Health on September 11th for the newly installed water main from Hillsborough Avenue to Henry Avenue, and from Hanna to Paris and on Paris itself. We are working as quickly as possible to tie in and activate the water mains between Hanna Avenue and Paris Street so we can pave Central Avenue.
- This will allow us to open Hanna Avenue in all directions and allow us to completely close the Paris Street intersection and finish our work there.
- The stormwater trunk line is almost complete, with a small portion remaining between Idlewild Avenue and Paris Street.
- As soon as the newly cleared watermains are activated, we will continue with installing the new watermain between Henry and Paris.
- Once the newly installed watermains are tied in and activated, we will also be able to decommission the old watermain, and then remove and replace the curb inlets on the east side of Central. The old water main was running through these inlets, preventing us from replacing them until the new water main was put into service.
- The paving on Cherokee Avenue at Idlewild Avenue has been completed.
- The paving is complete with temporary striping. Permanent striping to be completed in the next few weeks. This work will be completed during a night operation to limit the impact.
- All utility work on Hanna Avenue is complete.
Caracas Street & Taliaferro Avenue East of I-275
- Crews are working to finalize the restoration on Caracas Street and expect to have the road opened by Monday, November 6, 2023. The restoration crew is preparing to stripe and install road signage.
- The rock storage chamber at Caracas Street and Nebraska Avenue is complete including the permeable pavers on top of this chamber.
- The curb around this chamber has been completed including the final placement of asphalt.
- We have finished our water main work at Taliaferro Avenue and have to re-pour part of the concrete flume. The guard rail will be replaced at the same time as the guard rail on the other side of I-275, in early 2024.
Caracas Street East of Nebraska Avenue
- The 60” water main has been installed to 11th, where it terminates by tying into the City’s existing storm system.
- Crews have completed installation of the new 6” water main near Nebraska Avenue, and is working its way east, almost to 9th. Once the water main has been completely installed, tested, cleared, and put into service, rebuilding of the roadway will commence.
N 12th Street
- The 24” stormwater pipe is being cleared by the Department of Health from Caracas Street to New Orleans Avenue. As soon as we receive clearance, we will connect this portion of the water main.
- After further investigation into the 12thStreet/Osborne intersection, it was realized by the project team that there were several logistical challenges that had to be addressed. There are a lot of utilities that need to be removed before we can install our new utilities. Some of these utilities are active and some have been abandoned. We have spent the last two months working with the Engineer of Record and the City on a plan, as well as procuring all the parts and pieces necessary, so we can detour and shut down this intersection for a few weeks.
- This will allow us to remove all abandoned utilities, remove the old 24” water main, and the old stormwater system.
- We will then replace the stormwater system with our pipe and structures, and then install the new 24” water main.
- After that we will rebuild the curb and roadway, and asphalt the intersection, with the plan being to not have to touch this intersection again once complete.
- 48” stormwater pipe installation has begun on Ellicott Street, and is continuing south down 10th.
- Crews have completed the installation of the small tunneling operation on 10th Street, just south of Curtis Street. This stormwater pipe is in place when the other pipe installation reaches this intersection.
Construction typically occurs on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night and weekend work may be needed on occasion for major road crossings or connections. If heavy construction, such as pipe installation, road building, or work that will impede access to homes, work will occur outside the stated hours, residents will be notified in advance. However, housekeeping and routine cleanup tasks that occur on Saturdays are not noticed.