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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The outfall on the west end of W Estrella St. has been completed.  Installation of 2,460 linear feet of new box culvert and associated connections is complete from the outfall to east of Hesperides St.  New sanitary system and water main on both sides of W Estrella St. from the west end of the Project to east of Hesperides St. are complete and in service.

 

1,720 linear feet of roadway, including new concrete curb and a new bottom lift of asphalt, is open to traffic.  New concrete driveways for 15  homes west of West Shore Blvd. have been completed, along with new irrigation systems, sod, and landscaping.  New concrete driveways for 28 homes on the east side of West Shore Blvd. have been completed. Driveways and restoration work for the remaining 8 homes up to the Hesperides St. intersection are scheduled to be completed by July,22, 2019. 

 

Work at the intersection of Estrella and Manhattan will continue through the summer with the goal of opening half of this intersection by August 12, 2019 (first day of school).  It is our intention to provide additional flagmen in the area to assist students/parent traveling to Colemen Middle School as an additional safety precaution.

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Temporary Road Closure – South Manhattan Avenue from West Estrella Street to West Watrous Avenue from June 17, 2019 to September 23, 2019 for a Capital Improvement Project

 

Tampa, FL (Friday, June 7, 2019) – South Manhattan Avenue will be temporarily and intermittently closed between West Estrella Street and West Watrous Avenue in approximately 400 linear feet sections from Monday, June 17, 2019 through Monday, September 23, 2019 as part of the Upper Peninsula Stormwater Capital Improvement Project.

 

A City contractor will be installing an 8’ x 5’ stormwater box culvert, relocating an 8” water main, and 8”sanitary sewer line, and storm inlets along South Manhattan Avenue from West Estrella Street to West Watrous Avenue. The 400 linear foot work area will be fenced and barricaded off as the project progresses north up South Manhattan Avenue. As installation progresses, restoration will follow.

 

Any resident who is blocked from vehicular access to their home, transportation will be available to and from their vehicle by a security guard in a golf cart that will be stationed on South Manhattan Avenue. A sidewalk detour will be in place during the duration of the work. The road will be restored and sidewalk pattern will be returned to normal prior to the end of the closure.

 

If you would like additional information, please call the Project Hotline at (813) 235-0364.

 

PROJECT BENEFITS

Relief of frequent flooding on Dale Mabry Highway.

Reduction of flooding in residential areas within the drainage basin.

Improved driving conditions during high intensity and short duration rainfall events.

Improved evacuation route from South Tampa during hurricane season and other strong weather events.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Design and construction of 8,100 feet of box culvert, inlets and associated utility relocations, commencing at the Estrella Street outfall and terminating at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Henderson Boulevard.

State-of-the-art “green” infrastructure solutions to reduce pollutant loading on Old Tampa Bay.

Co-funded by the City of Tampa and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).

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The Upper Peninsula Watershed Drainage Improvements Design-Build Project