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Sewer Improvement Project

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Current Traffic Impact Report

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Learn about the current road conditions and traffic patterns along Hillsboro Mile

Current Project Activity

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Learn what sewer replacement or road restoration activities are  currently taking place on the mile. 

Current Bus Routes

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Need to catch the bus? Click to see the adjusted times and routes due to the construction.

What To Expect

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Just arriving for the winter. Here's what to expect from this four phase sewer replacement project as it moves along the mile.

Photo Gallary

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See pictures of activities along the mile.

current Project activity

Contractor installing 16-inch plug valve at 1121 Hillsboro

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Contractor excavating 8-inch force main connection at 995 Hillsboro

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Pipe trench was backfilled, and roadway was open to traffic at 1161 Hillsboro

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current traffic impact

Beginning September 23rd

  1. THE REPORT REFLECTS THE CURRENT ADJUSTMENTS TO TRAVEL ON A1A IN HILLSBORO. The project is on track for completion late September /  early October.

    

Below is the TIR for the week beginning September 23, 2019 


Complete Road Closure for sanitary sewer and force main installation from approximately 1161 to approximately 1103. Residents from 1121 and North will have access to the properties from the North. Residents from 1117 South will have access from the South.  NO ACCESS THRU THE CLOSURE EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES!  Town Hall at 1210 must be accessed from the North.  

The furthest traffic can travel North is 1103 coming from the South bridge. 

The furthest traffic can travel South is 1161 coming from the North bridge.


Please note that these traffic impacts are a projection of the following week’s construction progress and may be subject to change.


We know this is a hardship to you and we apologize for this disruption. It is highly recommended that you speak with the staff on site regarding prescheduled events to help you better plan in advance for travel. Traffic trends may vary based on construction activity throughout the day.


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revised bus route

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

 

 

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what to expect

Project Overview

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-Saturday, Excluding Holidays. Flagman operations are likely during work hours. Full access to Hillsboro Mile (State Road A1A) is expected to be restored by the end of 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.

 

update on the community meeting summary

Broward County Wastewater Community Outreach Meeting

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Thursday November 29, 2018 Broward County Water and Wastewater held a community meeting with residents' from Hillsboro Mile to discuss the progress on the sewer replacement . Approximately 95 residents were in attendance.  The County presented the safety issues that led to the need for a full road closure around the trench where sewer pipe is being replaced. Residents were able to voice their concerns, expectations and desires relative to the project.  


Town commissioners were in attendance to hear the discussion but were unable to make comments due to the Sunshine Law explained by the Town Attorney. 


 A special thanks to Opal Towers host Ray and Robert.



KEY TAKE AWAYS AND NEXT STEPS

The Town Commission, FDOT and Broward County will continue discussions of  opportunities to extend work hours and/or the possibility of safely opening a lane as construction moves north. 


The contractor will continue to work with residents within the closure to ensure they can get in and out of their homes.


A1A status updates will continue via text message and available on this website.


Meetings will be scheduled with each HOA to further discuss entry and exit as the project gets closer to their home.


A map detailing the estimated date work will be completed at different locations along A1A was provided ( See progress map below)


COMMISSION UPDATE - 12.6.18

  

The Town Commission and Broward County have decided that as of December 11, 2018 an additional construction crew will be added to the project. This will extend the range of each closure and facilitate a potential faster completion. 


Safety to residents and workers still remains the number one priority. The Florida Department of Transportation has previously discussed, the County’s initial maintenance of traffic plan's left one lane of traffic open, with full closures at certain locations.  Due to numerous subsurface utilities, higher than expected water table levels, and the depth of the existing sanitary system, the initial plan was modified for the safety of the construction workers, vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.  Currently only residents that live within the defined work zone are allowed to enter the closure boundaries.   


While right of way encroachments were raised by local citizens, the County’s permitted project is not responsible for resolving these items.  Broward County is required to resurface the existing roadway in conjunction with their permit project. The Florida Department of Transportation’s resurfacing project will address drainage and bicycle/pedestrian issues; design is estimated to begin next fiscal year with construction starting in the fall of FY 2021.

 

project management team

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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. 

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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.


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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.

frequently asked questions

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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 Hillsboromilesewer@broward.org or 877-223-8235. In addition, the community can expect regular construction progress updates through the following:

  • Direct mail to Property Owner Address
  • Door Hanger Deliveries to Service Address in immediate impacted areas
  • This WebsiteUpdates at Civic Group & Condo Association meetings

 

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 Area, Town of Hillsboro Beach Nixel Resident Alert System, Civic 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 


- Local Traffic Only with Variable Message Board
- 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 Hillsboromilesewer@broward.org 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 Hillsboromilesewer@broward.org or 877-223-8235


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





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