Demolition of existing structures was to begin Feb. 1 at Lift Station 87 site, City of Sarasota has announced

That phase of project expected to take up to three weeks

A McKim & Creed consulting firm graphic shown to the City Commission on June 8, 2015 shows the phases of the Lift Station 87 project. Image courtesy City of Sarasota

As of Feb. 1, PCL Construction was expected to begin demolishing existing structures at the Lift Station 87 site in the city of Sarasota, the city has announced.

Demolition should take two to three weeks, a news release says, and then site work for the new lift station will begin in Luke Wood Park.

Residents can expect to see trucks and heavy equipment traveling to and departing from the Lift Station 87 site from its entrance on U.S. 41, the release points out. Construction activities will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., the release adds.

“All demolition activities will comply with the city’s noise ordinance and measures will be taken to control dust,” the release stresses. “Vibration sensors have also been installed and will be continuously monitored to further minimize community impacts,” the release says.

“Traffic on U.S. 41 should expect minimal disruption during this phase of construction,” the release points out. Flaggers will be used pursuant to Florida Department of Transportation guidelines “to facilitate construction traffic and to enhance the safety of all motorists,” the release notes.

After the lift station becomes operational — tentatively in the spring of 2020 — it will serve about one-third of the city’s wastewater, including service for Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the surrounding medical complex, City Manager Tom Barwin has explained.

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