Construction Begins Dec. 28 for New Wastewater Pipeline

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Construction will begin Tuesday, Dec. 28, on a new 16-inch diameter wastewater pipeline in St. Petersburg that is part of the City’s Lift Station 87 Wet Weather Flow Transfer Project.

Crews will begin work at Pasadena Avenue and Park Circle South, then continue along and under the Pinellas Trail to Pinellas Way South, and along Pinellas Way South toward 1st Avenue South. Residents can expect to see and hear construction activity from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Temporary lane closures, detours and sidewalk closures will be required in construction zones. All detours and closures will be clearly marked, and variable message boards will keep motorists and pedestrians informed. Please use caution while driving, bicycling or walking in the area, and allow extra time for travel.

This project will improve wastewater system reliability and minimize wet weather overflows. It is required by Florida Department of Environment Protection Consent Order No. 16-1280 and will be utilized only during peak wet weather events to prevent disruptions to the normal function of the City’s wastewater system. The project includes:

  • Installing a new lift station at 690 43rd Street South,
  • Constructing a new 16-inch diameter pipeline to connect the new lift station to the Pasadena Master Pump Station located on Park Circle South, and
  • Replacing aging brick manholes and 460 feet of gravity sewer line on 43rd Street South.

This project is part of a master plan to address St. Pete’s water infrastructure holistically. For more information about the project, visit