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East Gate Utilities Relocation Project underway

Post Date:10/09/2019 9:28 AM

The design of Phase 2 of the East Gate Utilities Relocation Project has begun in the City of Venice. The City Utilities Department has contracted with the Ardurra Group (formerly King Engineering) to perform the work.

This project includes the relocation of water services and water mains from rear easements to the front side of the properties located in the East Gate neighborhood between Groveland Avenue and Gulf Coast Boulevard. The project also includes relocation of gravity sewers and sewer services from the rear easements to the front side of properties along Gulf Coast Boulevard, between U.S. 41 and Home Park Road. The existing water and sewer infrastructure located in the back side of each property will be abandoned in place, minimizing the disruption to the homeowner.

This project is necessary to improve service to customers by abandoning old, deteriorated water mains and sewers behind homes and replacing them with new water mains and sewers along the road in front of homes where they can be more readily accessed and maintained by City staff. The new infrastructure may also improve the customer’s level of service via increased water pressure and reduction of inflow and infiltration in the wastewater collection system.

The first part of this Phase 2 project, which includes survey work, preliminary engineering and geotechnical engineering, has already begun. The consultant will be distributing door hangers to the affected residents prior to investigations on private property. Residents are encouraged to follow the directions on door hangers distributed in the area. Also during this time, motorists should be aware of temporary traffic control measures including possible lane closures.

A public meeting to discuss the project and the proposed design will occur early in 2020, with construction beginning in late 2020.

If you have any questions about the project, please call the City of Venice Utilities Department at 941-486-2788.