Tampa, FL (January 6, 2020) — Construction for a new storm drainage project in the heart of downtown Tampa, FL, kicked off today. Oldcastle Infrastructure's latest undertaking will break ground at the intersection of North Boulevard and West Cass Street. The project is expected to span over two years and, when complete, reduce flooding in the community, especially in a time of rising water levels and frequent major weather events. Oldcastle Infrastructure
Leading up to the official start of construction, Oldcastle Infrastructure manufactured custom framework for the project, supplying over 7,300 feet of box culvert pieces ranging in size from 8 feet by 8 feet, 10 feet by 7 feet, 10 feet by 5 feet, and 6 feet by 5 feet. In addition, the project will consist of storm structures, sanitary structures, and other special project structures to better equip neighboring buildings and homes to reduce current frequent flooding issues. Once construction is complete, the overhaul will provide enhanced safety for pedestrians and vehicles.
“The goal of this project remains consistent with all of the work that we do: to provide the infrastructure that keeps communities connected and protected,” says Bob Simone, precast sales executive of West/Central, FL, for Oldcastle Infrastructure. “We’re looking forward to seeing how these structures better serve the residents of Tampa in the long term.”
A new 36-inch water transmission main will be constructed in order to better direct the underground transportation of water. In return, residents can anticipate reduced flooding in both residential and commercial areas of W. Cass Street, N. Rome Avenue, and W. Gray Street, as well as surrounding areas. The construction is expected to be completed in mid-2021, weather permitting.
More information can be found on Oldcastle Infrastructure's website.