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announcement

Broward County Wastewater Community Outreach Meeting

A meeting has been scheduled to update and discuss the sewer project with residents.


When : 7pm, November 29, 2018


Where: 1147 Hillsboro Mile, Opal Towers East (Lobby)

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

current traffic impact

As of November 16, 2018



The sewer replacement has progressed to 995 Hillsboro Mile. All Hillsboro Mile traffic will experience road closure at the construction site. This is the second lift station and the full road closure at the work site area will remain to ensure the safety of workers and the residents traveling to and from their homes.  The contractor is ensuring the safety of the public with the closure as the required equipment consumes both lanes of traffic. It is unsafe for vehicles to pass this very large equipment.


 Lanzo will not be working November 22nd through November 23rd  in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  There will be persons checking the site daily to be sure everything remains safe, etc.  The Full Road Closure will remain in place over the holiday weekend.  


Here is the current road status, from south to north, by addresses.Please note, the full road closure limits have changed and there are again 2 partial closure areas:     


    

  • Partial Closure (1 lane of traffic) for road restoration from 977 (south property line) to 993
  • Full Closure for sanitary sewer installation from 977 to 995
  • No road closures in place from 995 north to 999 however, one lane is milled (caution should be taken in this area)
  • Partial Closure (1 lane of traffic) for well point installation from 995 to 1007.  



Traffic south of the stated closure will have to proceed south on Hillsboro Mile, turn right/east on NE 14th Street and connect with Federal Highway going north, turn right onto Hillsboro Blvd and then south onto Hillsboro Mile


Traffic north of the stated closure will have to proceed north on Hillsboro Mile, turn left onto Hillsboro Blvd to connect with Federal Highway going south. NE 14th Street can be used to reach the inlet bridge and proceed north on Hillsboro Mile up to 963. 


We thank you for your continued patience and adhering to the construction safety zone advisories.



 

what to expect

Project Overview

The Northbound Lane of Hillsboro Mile (State Road A1A) will be closed intermittently between Hillsboro Inlet Bridge and S.E. 10th Street. Work began at the south end of the mile and is progressing north. Project Work Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday, Excluding Holidays. Flagman operations are likely during work hours. Full access to Hillsboro Mile (State Road A1A) is expected to be restored by October 2019.


The road closure is necessary to allow Broward County Water & Wastewater Services to replace the aging Sanitary Sewer System. These sanitary sewer system improvements will be completed at no Cost to property owner. 


The Hillsboro Mile Project improvements include the following:  

  • 15,555 Linear Feet of Sewer Main Replacement
  • 53 Maintenance Access Structure Replacements
  • 270 New Sewer Laterals
  • 22,900 Linear Feet of Force Main Replacement
  • Lift Station Rehabilitation
  • Pump Replacement in 2 Stations
  • Mill and Resurface Entire Pavement Width for Length of Corridor


In most cases, there will be four phases, which will impact the street in front of your house:


1. The first and most disruptive event occurs during excavation and installation of the sewer pipes. This work moves slowly.  The construction contractor will clean-up the work zone at the end of each work day and make sure the area is kept safe.

2. Installation of the sanitary sewer service laterals occurs after the sewer main line is installed.  The lateral pipe-laying work should not take more than a few days at each property. Contractor will clean-up the work zone at the end of each work day and make sure the area is kept safe.

3. Road restoration begins after the utilities are installed. Contractor will install the base rock, grade and compact the rock in preparation for asphalt installation. After the road rock is inspected and approved, the asphalt will be installed.

4. Final Restoration will occur to all areas that have been affected by construction (i.e., mailbox, road, grass, driveway, etc.).  


Your patience & cooperation are greatly appreciated.




For Water related issues, call the Town of Hillsboro Beach’s Water Department at 954-941-8937.

Learn More About A Full Closure

Full closures focuses on providing for the safety of the residents and the workers.

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revised bus route

 This new route has been created to accomidate residents during the sewer replacement project

 

 


 

 

 

project management team

The Construction Contractor


Lanzo Construction of Florida was the successful low bid construction contractor for Sewer  Replacement. Lanzo also completed the Water Main Replacement for the Town of Hillsboro in the same corridor. Therefore, Lanzo is familiar with residents and site specific concerns expressed to date. 

The Project Engineer

Craven Thompson & Associates are the prime consultant for Broward County Water and Waste Services.  A full-time inspector will be on site to handle construction coordination and concerns.

The firm has been involved in major highway planning and the design of roads and bridges for over 50 years. The skills and know-how of the firm resulted in the completion of hundreds of miles of highways and roadways throughout the Tri-County area.


The Wastewater Service Owner


The Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (BCWWS) owns, operates and maintains the existing Sanitary Sewer System, Force Mains & Lift Stations within this area. This infrastructure is approaching the end of its useful life and is in need of replacement. BCWWS has scheduled the replacement of these systems. Hillsboro Mile/Beach construction is being completed at no cost to you.

full closures

Full Closure for Deep Sewer Cuts


We are constantly analysing the location of construction to determine if the area is safe enough and has enough available road for cars to pass through. The sewer lines are very deep in five (5) areas and will require a definite closure. Roadway cuts in these areas will be 15-17 feet deep which will require full road closure of an approximately 600 feet section of A1A. 


FROM ADDRESSES BELOW THE SECTION OF CLOSURE:

NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE DETOURED 

SOUTH ONTO HILLSBORO MILE

WEST ONTO SE 14TH STREET 

THEN NORTH ALONG US-1 

THEN EAST ONTO HILLSBORO BLVD. 

THEN SOUTH ONTO HILLSBORO MILE.


FROM ADDRESSES ABOVE THE SECTION OF CLOSURE:

SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE DETOURED

NORTH ONTO HILLSBORO MILE

THEN WEST ONTO HILLSBORO BLVD.

THEN SOUTH ALONG US-1 

THEN EAST ONTO SE 14TH STREET

THEN NORTH ON TO HILLSBORO MILE

 


The locations of the five (5) closures are:


Station                      Address                 Date

LS 25A           1210 Hillsboro Mile                   

RMLS 220     1117 Hillsboro Mile                   

LS 25B           1061 Hillsboro Mile                  

LS 25B1           995 Hillsboro Mile       11/19

LS 25B1-1       935 Hillsboro Mile         10/1


Dates for the additional full closures will be communicated as the project progresses.





  


frequently asked questions


1. What is a Utility Analysis Zone (UAZ)?
Broward County Water & Wastewater Services (BCWWS) began implementing utility improvement projects, called Utility Analysis Zones (UAZ) in mid 2009. The UAZ projects focus solely on water and sanitary sewer improvements. Each project is designed based on the specific needs of each Utility Analysis Zone (UAZ).


2. What are the improvements and how will the residents benefit?
The existing sanitary sewer system is at the end of its designated life expectancy and is in need of replacement because Broward County Water & Wastewater Services (BCWWS) is experiencing some failures in the old pipes. The Hillsboro Mile project is a construction project involving complete replacement of underground sanitary sewers. The improvements include Sanitary Sewer Replacement, Force Main Replacement and Roadway Restoration. The final event will occur when the construction contractor comes through to complete final restoration of the area to pre-construction condition (i.e., mailbox, road, grass, driveway, etc.). The Hillsboro Mile project area Sanitary Sewer Improvements include the following:
- 15,600 Linear Feet of Sewer Main Replacement

- 55 Maintenance Access Structure Replacements 

- 270 New Sewer Laterals  

- 22,900 Linear Feet of Force Main Replacement 

- Pump Replacement in 2 Lift Stations 

- Mill and Resurface Entire Pavement Width for Length of Corridor.


Other Improvements include:Roadway Restoration (if disturbed during construction)Landscaping Restoration (if disturbed during construction).

3. What is Sequence & Timing of Construction?
Construction is tentatively scheduled to start September 17, 2018 and completed within one-year. The sequence of construction will be determined by the contractor.


4. What is the Communication Plan for Residents?
The BCWWS Project Management Team is committed to providing timely and accurate information to all stakeholders and to address their concerns. Contact us anytime at Hillsboromile@dickeyinc.com or 877-223-8235. In addition, the community can expect regular construction progress updates through the following:
Direct mail to Property Owner AddressDoor Hanger Deliveries to Service Address in immediate impacted areasThis WebsiteUpdates at Civic Group & Condo Association meetingsTown of Hillsboro Beach Nixel Resident Alert System

5. How will occupants daily water & sewer use be impacted (i.e., shower, bathroom, cooking)?
Minimal impacts to residents’ daily water and sewer usage will occur. Sewer improvements are sequenced to maintain service during construction. Sewer shutdowns are possible, but will be coordinated with local residents during construction. If shutdowns are required, they will not be more than 3-4 hours.


6. Will the project cost me anything?
No. Broward County Water and Wastewater Services (BCWWS) owns, operates and maintains the existing wastewater collection system within the right-of-way. This infrastructure is approaching the end of its design life and is in need of replacement. BCWWS has scheduled the replacement of this system, at no cost to you. However, in order to implement these needed improvements, the County is requesting that the owner, or authorized representative, provide a signed Authorization Form to install these improvements on your private property.


7. How will garbage, recycling, bulk trash, or yard waste pick-up occur if the street in front of my house is blocked due to construction?
Contractor will move the road barricades to allow access. Contractor will move the collection cart or recycling bin to the end of the street and return it after work is complete.Contractor may move the bulk trash or yard waste to where the collection truck can get it.Please place your garbage and yard waste carts, recycling bins, and bulk materials at the curb by 7:00 a.m.



8. What are you doing about maintenance-of-traffic (MOT) on public streets?
The construction contractor prepares maintenance-of-traffic (MOT) updates, which addresses how they are going to maintain traffic on a street by street basis. Traffic-impact-reports will also be provided via the following:
Weekly Traffic-Impact-Reports sent to First Responders & Immediate Impacted AreaTown of Hillsboro Beach Nixel Resident Alert SystemCivic Associations will be updated via email and/or this site During construction, signs will indicate Local Traffic Only and 25 mph speed limit through the Construction Zone Northbound Lane Closure with a Detour Sign.
- Northbound Local Traffic Only with Variable Message Board
- 12-Month Construction Schedule
- Work Hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday Thru Friday, Excluding Holidays
- Flagger Operations During Work Hours


9. How long can I expect this work to be in front of my house?
In most cases, there will be four phases, which will impact the street in front of your house.
1. The first and most disruptive event occurs during excavation and installation of the sewer pipes. This work moves slowly.  The construction contractor will clean-up the work zone at the end of each work day and make sure the area is kept safe.


2. Installation of the sanitary sewer service laterals occurs after sewer main line is installed.  The lateral pipe-laying work should not take more than a few days at each property. Contractor will clean-up the work zone at the end of each work day and make sure the area is kept safe.


3. Road restoration begins after the utilities are installed. Contractor will install the base rock, grade and compact the rock in preparation for asphalt installation. After the road rock is inspected and approved, the asphalt will be installed.


4. Final restoration of the areas that have been affected by construction (i.e., mailbox, road, grass, driveway, etc.).
Your cooperation is respectfully requested so these sanitary sewer system improvements can be completed with minimal disruptions.
Note: It is very difficult to predict a time frame with any certainty of how long the construction process will last on any given street. Many times there are unknown circumstances that can slow down construction on a particular street.

10. What methods will be used to control dust & heavy equipment noise?
Once the notice-to-proceed has been issued by Broward County; the construction contractor (Lanzo Construction) can begin looking for staging areas on or around the Project site.  At that time, the Contractor will also apply for the maintenance-of-traffic (MOT) approvals.  As far as the noise and dust control, the Project work hours will be determined by the MOT approval (typically 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM), the Contractor is also required to keep the dust to a minimum by watering the roads, staging areas and any other areas of the Project that may require dust control.  


11. Will the Northbound lane closure be phased to match construction sequence or shut down all at once (i.e., inlet bridge to S. Federal Highway; S. Federal Highway to SE 10th Street)?
Yes, the Northbound lane closures will be phased to match the sequence of construction.  There may be cases in which the entire roadway needs to be closed for a period of time.  Once the MOT is approved, we will communicate more details.


12. When will Utility Locates start?
Underground Electrical services are located on the East side of A1A.  Location of utilities will start approximately 1-week prior to the start of construction.


13. How Will Sanitary Sewer line improvements tie into buildings?  
The existing sanitary sewer service locations at each building will remain at their current locations.


14. Will storm drainage be included as part of project improvements?
Storm drainage improvements are not part of this project.


15. Will entire asphalt driveway be repaved or patches applied to  
Impacted areas only?
Existing asphalt drives impacted by new sewer installation will have an entire width restored/replaced.


16. Will old sewer system be removed?
Some of the old sanitary sewer will be removed and some will be filled with grout and abandoned in-place.

17. How long will the improvements take?
In order to complete this project in a timely fashion and reduce the impact on homeowners and schools, construction will take approximately twelve (12) months to complete. Keep in mind, schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and unforeseen disruptions to the construction process.


18. How do we maintain safety for our children during the construction process?
Construction sites are not playgrounds for children. When school is in session and children are walking to and from school or outdoors playing, please let them know to stay away from the construction site, equipment, machinery and tools.
Children and adults should always follow instructions from construction crews who will assist in directing traffic and pedestrians to provide safe passage through the construction site area. Children should be advised to not remove or play with the wooden survey stakes. Removal of these stakes could extend construction time and restoration of roads and swales.


19. How do we maintain safety for the elderly and disabled during the construction process?
In an effort to reduce the effect of construction to the elderly and disabled, we are compiling a register of residents with special needs. If you or anyone you know living in this neighborhood has special needs, please contact the Community Outreach consultant Dickey Consulting Services via email at Hillsboromile@dickeyinc.com or 877-223-8235 and they will forward them to the appropriate party so that we are aware of any special circumstances that may arise during construction.


20. Who do I call if I need more information about the project or have an emergency?
If you have sewer related concerns, please direct them to the Community Outreach consultant Dickey Consulting Services via email at Hillsboromile@dickeyinc.com or 877-223-8235


For Water related issues, call Town of Hillsboro Beach’s Water Department at 954-941-8937.





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