Storm Pipe Installation Begins on Caracas east of I-275 Oct. 17

Storm pipe installation on East Caracas Street from North Taliaferro Ave. to Nebraska Ave. begins Monday, Oct. 17, and will last for approximately three months. During this time, residents can expect to see and hear active construction on the street 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. Some Saturday work may have to occur.

Crews will install dewatering wells along Caracas, and pumps will run continuously throughout construction in the area. This is significant construction involving:

  • Operating several pieces of heavy equipment, including two excavators, multiple dump trucks, bulldozer, front-end loader, roller and vibratory compactors.
  • Digging a 13-foot-wide trench from curb to curb; installing a stabilizing trench box; bringing in 72-inch diameter pipe pieces by loader and placing them into the trench.
  • Backfilling, compacting and rolling the backfill as each segment is installed.
  • Installing a new potable water main on the east end of Caracas near Nebraska.

Driveways on Caracas Street will be inaccessible for three to five days at a time; residents will need to park on Taliaferro or in front of a neighbor’s house when homes are blocked during this operation. Residents will receive notice via door hanger the day before driveways are blocked.

Residents with disabilities may contact the project hotline at (813) 508-5313 to arrange accommodations for accessing homes during construction.

After the pipe is installed and adjustments are made, crews will install road base and asphalt, which will take three to four weeks to complete, and there will likely be a short lag between these two operations.