WEEK 11: Street resurfacing and natural gas infrastructure upgrades
The following streets are scheduled for work this week:
- East Romana Street, from South Tarragona to Cevallos Street.
- Manresa Street, from East Garden to East Romana Street.
- South Alcaniz Street, from East Government to East Main Street.
- West Zarragossa Street, from South A to South H Street.
Last week the milling and resurfacing schedules were plagued by rainy weather, so here is a reminder that all planned work is weather-dependent and may be delayed and/or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.
Milling and resurfacing impacts include:
- Temporary lane closures.
- Temporary parking restrictions.
- Increased noise.
- Traffic congestion.
- Dust from milling operations.
Property owners are being notified by mail in advance of work beginning in an area. Then, 24-48 hours before work begins on a street, construction personnel are going door-to-door to provide additional notification.
At that time, it is important for the street to be cleared of parked vehicles. Any vehicles remaining when work begins will be relocated.
Raw Construction Co., a contractor for Pensacola Energy, is replacing approximately 46-miles of antiquated cast-iron gas mains with new medium-density polyethylene pipe. The new pipe increases safety, reduces life-cycle maintenance costs, and improves system performance and reliability.
Work in the South Palafox sector is 90 percent complete, while work in the Downtown West sector stands at 75 percent complete (refer to the map in Section 5 of this presentation).
Meantime, work is underway now, and 10 percent complete in the DeVillers and North Highlands Phase IV sectors. In Devillers the focus is on completing needed boring work in advance of the street paving operations coming in that area.
By mid-May it is anticipated work in South Palafox and Downtown West will be complete, and that work in Bayview Park and Lakeview Phase III will be underway. Combined with the DeVillers and North Highlands Phase IV sectors, that will give us four simultaneous sectors under construction. The entire effort should be completed by mid-2018.
Construction crews are digging and boring, primarily in the city owned right-of-way adjacent to the roadways. Any cars parked on the right-of-way need to be removed or they will be towed so work can continue.
As with the street resurfacing program, property owners are notified by mail in advance of work beginning in their area. Then, 24-48 hours before work begins on a specific street, construction personnel are distributing notifications door-to-door.
The city is about eleven weeks into this program and no cars have been towed. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.
More information on the street resurfacing program is available by contacting Atkins, Inc., the city’s engineering consultant, (850) 380-9188. Read full report here.