Palmetto North Roadway Project

Palmetto North Roadway Project Blog

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The second and final lift of paving for the Palmetto North Roadway Project was completed today! Sod and irrigation are also installed with only a few minor tweaks needed on those items. The final outstanding item for this project is the reinstallation of street lights.

A view of Palmetto Road from Bayview Drive facing east shows the new asphalt

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Kamminga & Roodvoets is planning to apply the final lift of asphalt to the Palmetto North Roadway Project the week of May 17. Once paving begins, it is a one-to-two-day process. The contractor will assist any residents needing to enter or exit their driveways.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The first lift of asphalt is going in today and is looking great!

One lane of Palmetto Road is paved with fresh asphalt while trucks work on other sections

Wednesday, March 23, 2021

Palmetto Road will be closed from Ocala Road to Bayview Drive this week. Detours will be directed along Ponce de Leon Boulevard, as well as Bayview Drive. The closure will be in effect from 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 24, through the end of Friday, March 26. As always, please feel free to reach out to Keith Bodeker, Belleair's Construction Project Supervisor, with any questions: (727) 408-4860.

Palmetto Rd will be closed at Oleander Rd. and Bayview Dr. Detour signs will be placed.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Kamminga & Roodvoets will be working tomorrow, Saturday, February 27, between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm to finalize curb ramps for resident driveways. Having poured new curb yesterday and today, the contractor will be working this one weekend in order to get residents into their driveways as quickly as possible. Kamminga & Roodvoets has already spoken with residents about this additional work. As always, please feel free to reach out to Keith Bodeker, Belleair's Construction Project Supervisor, with any questions: (727) 408-4860.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

All storm drain and underdrain for the Palmetto North Roadway Project is complete! Additionally, all of the old curbs have been removed. Work is now starting on removing the remainder of the roadbase between Oleander Road and Bayview Drive and concurrently replacing it with new roadbase. This process should be done within the next few weeks. After the roadbase has been replaced, new curbs will be installed from Oleander Road to Bayview Drive.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Storm drain installation between Oleander Road and Bayview Drive is currently the primary focus of this project, as installation in this segment is just over halfway complete! Next, work will move on to underdrain construction and road base installation in that same area. Overall, the Palmetto North Roadway Project remains on schedule and within budget.

Contractors use a crane to lower a drainage device underground at the Palmetto North Roadway Project

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A new maintenance of traffic (MOT) plan has been implemented for the project. The area in the map below marked in green will be completely closed for the next month or so as work is completed. Please plan your route accordingly.

Palmetto Road from Oleander Road to part-way to Bayview Drive is closed - please use detours

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Kamminga & Roodvoets has made a lot of progress on the Palmetto North Roadway Project over the past month! New curbs have been installed between Ocala Road and Oleander Road and sidewalk and driveway restoration is in progress for that segment. Additionally, new roadbase has been installed in this area.

As mentioned in the previous update, once roadbase is added to that segment, the contractor will then move on the northern part of the project (between Oleander Road and Bayview Drive).

New curb, sidewalk, and driveway has been poured outside of a property on Palmetto Road

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Earlier this week, contractors began excavation of the road base on Palmetto Road from Ocala Road and heading north to Oleander Road. Curb, sidewalk, and a "first lift" of asphalt will be added to this segment before the contractor then moves to another segment. The goal is to complete stormwater, curbing, sidewalk, and first lifts in smaller sections before adding final layers of asphalt to any part of the project.

Construction vehicles and employees clear and level dirt on Palmetto Road

Friday, September 25, 2020

New PVC water main has been installed and is now in service for the entirety of the project zone. Concrete storm structures will begin to be installed within the next few weeks. Work has also started on underdrain installation from Oleander Road south to Ocala Road, which will be tied into the storm system.

The right-of-way along Palmetto Road has been torn up so drainage lines can be added underground

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Drainage improvements continue to be the focus of this project, as the newly installed water main between Oleander Road and Ocala Road will be put into service on Wednesday, August 26. Otherwise, the project is moving along as scheduled.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The clearing and removal of trees and other vegetation in the right-of-way is near completion. A new six-inch water main has been installed along the east side of Palmetto Road between Ocala Road north to Oleander Road. The contractor will continue this work northward. Additionally, all street lights in the project zone have been disconnected and some have been removed to make way for equipment and workers.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The clearing and removal of trees and other vegetation in the right-of-way has begun. This process will continue for the next week or two. After all of the trees are cleared, the contractor will begin water main replacement. Once water main replacement begins, the street lights in the project zone will be also disconnected and removed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Prior to the start of this project, the contractor (Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc.) will be staging equipment at the southwest end of L. Rene Gaienne Park. This staging will begin approximately Thursday, June 11 per the map below. The staging will cause a localized closure of Palmetto Road, which will remain in effect throughout the project.

Staging for the Palmetto North project will span the southwestern end of Gaienne Park. This will clo

Project Overview

The Palmetto North Roadway Project includes Palmetto Road from Ocala Road to Bayview Drive. This project will begin in July of 2020 and is estimated for completion in the late spring or the early summer of 2021. Information on the Palmetto North Roadway Project, including progress reports, images, or other updates will be posted here in a blog format throughout the project.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at palmetto-north@townofbelleair.net and we’ll be happy to help. You may also use this email to request a digital copy of the engineer’s plans for the project.

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The Palmetto North Project runs along Palmetto Road from Ocala Road to Bayview Drive