In addition to the visible changes that Beach Walk will bring to Clearwater Beach, a critical component of the project is updating the city's infrastructure in anticipation of future development on the beach. The city's contractor, Westra Construction Corporation, has identified and developed solutions for conflicts that were found between proposed utilities and Progress Energy's existing underground distribution facilities. Westra and Progress Energy are working together to implement the solution to these conflicts as part of the utility work now underway.
During the week ahead, storm drainage will be complete on Third Street and workers will begin reconstruction of the roadway. Installing storm drains and constructing water mains will continue on Fifth Street. Workers will begin locating utility lines and installing sanitary sewers on First Street, while utility locates continue on Coronado Drive.
The city and contractor are committed to doing all that they can to minimize effects on parking and access to the beach for residents and visitors. The beautiful weather we are experiencing attracts beachgoers who continue to enjoy all that Clearwater has to offer.
Dialogue and partnership remain important to all stakeholders who are invited to the third Hard Hat Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, with the time and location to be announced. For more information, call 562-4024.
And remember: please be careful when driving through work zones.
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