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Help is on the way for drainage improvements near Crescent Lake

St. Petersburg, FL (July 20, 2017) -Construction has already begun near Crescent Lake as the City of St. Petersburg makes way for a better way to drain stormwater from nearby 4th Street.  The project providing a newer and larger capacity storm drain system to upgrade and enhance existing piping that is old and undersized as approved by City Council in May and given the go-ahead for fast-track completion. 

Already crews are busy preparing the area where the stormwater will flow into Crescent Lake.  Their work will also include installing a nutrient-separating baffle box (which will provide water quality benefits to the lake).

The construction cost of $1.456 M is being shared with the Southwest Florida water Management District through a cooperative funding agreement.

Cooperation of nearby residents will be important once the work on piping progresses into the nearby 14th street corridor (most likely by September).

Local access to should be maintained at all times, but minor disruptions may be inevitable based on work conditions.

While the contractor, Kamminga & Roodvoets, has been instructed to notify residents seven to ten days in advance of work “in front of your house,” a full-time construction inspector with the city is also available to help with any concerns in the field.

Construction is scheduled to continue through December.   

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