Thursday, September 20, 2012

Updated on Pine Island Road Construction

The City recently received a letter from Commissioner Ilene Lieberman, whose district includes Pine Island Road, giving an update on the construction.  The letter reads as follows:

August 28, 2012

Dear Mayor Kaplan (Richard),

I would like to update you on the progress of construction on Pine Island Road.  County engineering staff has informed me that the majority of the construction is complete and all lanes are open to traffic.

Unfortunately, during final inspection significant inadequacies in the drainage system were discovered through the county drainage pipe video testing.  The contractor is going to repair these defects, which will not require cutting and patching the recently placed asphalt road surface or concrete sidewalks.  However, it will necessitate closing individual traffic lanes at various times.  The repair work will start in a few weeks.

The repairs will be done on both sides of the road and county staff will notify all affected businesses and residents of the remaining work that has to be done.  Once the drainage lines are repaired, the contractor will proceed with installing the final pavement markings, signs, and remaining landscaping to completely finish all elements of the project.

The entire project is scheduled to be completed no later than the beginning of the year.  I hope this information was useful to you.  Please let me know if you need anything further.

Ilene Lieberman
Commissioner, District 1

Note:  At this point it is not known if those issues with drainage on Pine Island Road had some effect on the flooding that occurred in the NW area of the city from Isaac.

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