Pinellas/Ponce Roadway Project
Pinellas/Ponce Roadway Project Blog
Monday, December 30, 2019
Over the past month, storm drain installation was completed for this project. Currently, the final segments of underdrain (groundwater drainage) are set to be installed along Ponce de Leon Boulevard within the next month. Once the underdrain in completed, improvements will focus on road base and other surface-level work. Residents can expect to see the initial road base and curb installation work to begin in January.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
At this time, all water mains have been installed on Ponce de Leon Boulevard between Oleander Road and Palmview Avenue. This work will continue eastward from Palmview Avenue to Indian Rocks Road over the next few weeks. Storm drain installation is nearing an end, as roughly 90% has been installed to-date. The remaining 10% should be wrapped up over the next four-to-six weeks.
Overall, the Pinellas/Ponce Roadway Project is on-schedule for Summer, 2020 completion.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Drainage continues to be the primary focus for the Pinellas/Ponce Roadway Project at this point, as contractors are currently working on storm pipes and connecting structures. The storm drain system is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.
In early November, contractors will begin to connect the new water main on Ponce de Leon Boulevard between Oleander Road and Palmview Avenue. Once the water main is fully in service there, work will focus on underdrain, which consists of pipes that help control groundwater levels.
After drainage systems are installed between Oleander Road and Palmview Avenue, new water main installation will shift eastward towards Indian Rocks Road.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Storm pipes and water mains are continuing to be installed along Ponce de Leon Boulevard heading east to Palmview Avenue. This work will continue over the next several weeks until all drainage is installed and connected in this area of the project.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Contractors began installing the baffle box for the Pinellas/Ponce Roadway Project this afternoon. This device will assist with stormwater filtration in order to optimize water quality prior to outflow, and should be functioning within the next few months.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Starting on Monday, July 29, the intersection of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Oleander Road will be closed for all traffic. Detours will be available in the area, with relevant signage placed along neighboring roads.
Monday, July 12, 2019
Contractors have been working to remove trees in the project area this week and will be clearing the branches from the median shortly. Please note that any trees in the median along Ponce de Leon Boulevard WILL be replaced once construction is complete. However, trees located in rights-of-way between curbs and sidewalks will not be replaced.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Kamminga & Roodvoets (the contractor for this project) has begun mobilizing equipment for the start of the Pinellas/Ponce Roadway Project. Area residents should be aware that Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) changes will begin this week, per the maps below. Signage for these road changes will be placed on-site accordingly. These changes should be in place until work patterns change or until new a MOT plan is provided by the contractor.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) changes have been updated per the maps below. Signage for these roads will be placed on-site accordingly. These changes should be in place until works patterns change or a new MOT is approved by the contractor.
The Pinellas/Ponce Project runs from Ponce de Leon Boulevard at the roundabout west to Oleander Road and then north to Palmetto Road. This project is expected to start in July of 2019 and be completed in the summer of 2020. Information on the Pinellas/Ponce 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 that are not addressed on this page, please email us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to help.
The Pinellas/Ponce Roadway Project consists of a full-scale reconstruction of drainage and roadway systems within project limits. Between now and the completion of construction, the following tasks will be completed.
- Existing curbs, asphalt, road base, and road sub-base will be removed and all new materials will be installed
- New water mains and service connections will be installed and the old system will be removed
- Underdrain will be installed to collect groundwater
- A baffle box will be installed to optimize water quality treatment
- The existing storm collection system will be removed and a new system will be installed
- New fire hydrants will be installed
- Existing street lights will be removed during construction and then reinstalled with new conduit and wiring
Staff has collected several frequent questions and answers for you. As always, if you have a question that is not listed below, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help.
- Are the trees in the project area going to be removed? Many trees in the project area will be removed prior to construction. Trees located in the area between sidewalks and curbs will be removed and there currently NO replacement plans. Trees in the median on Ponce de Leon Boulevard WILL be replaced following construction.
- What should I do if my irrigation system is damaged from the project? Staff is advising one-on-one irrigation inspections prior to the start of construction to ensure proper operation and location of irrigation heads. If any damage should occur within project limits as a result of construction, please report the damage as soon as possible to either the contractor or to email@example.com.
- Are the sidewalks going to be replaced? Sidewalks will be replaced on an as-needed basis during the project. Any current sidewalk sections that are damaged will be repaired or replaced.
- How will solid waste and recycling pickup continue within construction zones? The contractor is responsible for taking containers from your curb over to an area nearby for solid waste and recycling pickup and for returning the containers to your driveway following disposal. Your regular collection schedule will apply throughout the project.