Field crews for Lift Station 87 project working on buried utility line verifications

Five-week undertaking began Dec. 13

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Surveyors have completed locating and marking existing utilities for the Lift Station 87 project, the City of Sarasota has announced.

In the next phase, field crews are expected to be in the area for five weeks, verifying the locations of underground utilities, a news release says; that undertaking began Dec. 13. They will be working on Osprey Avenue, Lincoln Drive, Alta Vista Street, Pomelo Avenue and Pomelo Place, conducting small vacuum excavations — called “soft digs” — to confirm the depth of existing utilities, the release adds. “This information is necessary for future phases of the Lift Station 87 project to be properly engineered and successfully completed,” the release points out.

No work will be performed Dec. 23-26 and Jan.1-2, the release says.

Field personnel will be wearing bright safety vests for visibility, the release notes. The public is asked to use caution when driving in their vicinity, the release says.

The lift station project tentatively is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. The new facility, located aboveground in Luke Wood Park, will replace Lift Station 7. For more details, visit the project website.