St. Pete Beach Public Services Director will be holding weekly meetings  from 3 pm to 4 pm at the Warren Webster Building regarding the Pass-A-Grille Way reconstruction project. Community meetings will be held every first and third Thursdays of the month from 3-4 pm.

If you can’t make the meeting, but have questions or concerns about the project, contact Mike Clarke, Public Services Director at 363-9224 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

3/27/17

Pass-A-Grille Way Construction Update

Great strides are beginning to be noticeable in the North Zone of the Pass-A-Grille Way project this week. 

The North Zone

As mentioned last week, the sanitary sewer and storm sewer installations were the areas being worked on.  Utility work north of 30th Avenue is completed except for the electrical connections for street light power.  Beginning on March 23rd protective plywood boxes are being installed to prepare for the road base installation from 30th to the North beginning on Monday, March 27th.

Beginning on Monday, March 27th, up to 2 feet of south bound roadway will be excavated south to 30th Avenue.  This will be followed by installation of sub base, curb, base and the first layer of asphalt.  South bound roadway to 30th is expected to be completed as described above as early as April 17th.

From 30th Avenue south to 28th Avenue progress is continuing because of the Sunset Way detour.  The sewer laterals and storm sewer will should done by mid-April to allow progress south of 28th to continue in conjunction with the removal of electrical poles by Duke Energy.

The remaining sewer work south of 28th Avenue is on hold until the electrical poles are removed by Duke Energy.  The southbound lane of Pass-A-Grille Way cannot be closed as there is no alternative detour available.  Pole removal will enable the paving of the right of way northbound, allowing the sanitary sewer work will continue.

South Zone

·       Electrical conduit installation – complete

·       Potable water line installation – complete and tested

·       Reclaimed water main line installation  - complete

·       Sanitary sewer and storm sewer installation requires a traffic shift and new lane to be built which can start after Duke removes the power poles in the area. 

·       Reclaimed water lateral line tie-in for cross streets will continue to be connected in sequence.

21st Avenue Intersection

The new 60 foot pole was installed at the base of the Vina bridge by Duke this week.  This will be the terminus of the above ground power from Vina.  From the pole onto Pass-A-Grille, power will be routed underground through the new conduit system.

Sunset Way at 29th Avenue

The County repaired the water main on 3/23.  The roadway needs to be rebuilt and is scheduled to be done on the morning of Wednesday, March 29th.   

All traffic will be routed by flagman down a single lane of Pass-A-Grille Way during the repair.  Expect traffic delays until the repair is complete.

Since the inception of this project in 2015 many delays and infrastructure conflicts have created frustration for our staff, residents and visitors to Pass-A-Grille.  Our priority during this process has been and will continue to be to provide our residents with continuous access to all roadways and utility services and safety for our staff and contractors.  The replacement and switching over of utilities in the narrow confines of a 25 foot, one lane construction zone would be challenging in the best of circumstances.  Our staff and the staff of Nelson have done everything possible to keep this project moving along and to minimize the impacts of a daunting infrastructure project on our residents, businesses and visitors.  Seriously defective “as built” drawings have required this project to be redesigned repeatedly when anomalies are discovered.  The unexpected twists and turns of the existing infrastructure have a domino effect on the project both in areas already improved as well as areas yet to be addressed. 

It is important to realize that there is limited space for all of the utilities and that they are stacked vertically as well as laid out horizontally.  New pipes and lines must be laid into an already crowded and permit restricted space while maintaining existing lines in place to provide service to residents.  Excavation and design options are limited and our teams are working hard to make the best of a difficult situation that is impacting everyone.   In a perfect world each section of work would require a minimum of 4 excavations per utility.  At least 5 utilities are being replaced.  If there were no unforeseen issues, each area would require 20 excavations.  It is safe to say very little of this project has gone as expected.  Hopefully, with this additional knowledge it is more apparent why we continue to work what appears to be repetitively, re-digging the same holes and working endlessly in the same areas.  The Nelson staff, our city employees and everyone working on this project are talented, dedicated, resourceful and committed to delivering state of the art, 21st century infrastructure that will serve our community and our residents well into the future.       

3/17/17

PAG Way Construction has become essentially a two zone project.  The North zone includes the section of Pass-A-Grille Way from West Maritana to 28th Avenue.  The South zone includes the section of Pass-A-Grille way from 28th Avenue to 19th Avenue.   The 21st Avenue Intersection of Pass-A-Grille Way will be addressed separately due to the complexity of work in that intersection.

North Zone:

  • Electrical conduit installation – complete
  • Potable water line installation – complete and tested
  • Reclaimed water main line installation – complete
  • Sanitary sewer line installation – in progress
  • Storm sewer installation is in progress
  • Electrical connections for street light power will come next
The North Zone is expected to be ready for road base and concrete curb and sidewalk preparation beginning in early April.

Duke Energy has completed moving all electrical service underground from West Maritana to 30th Ave. They have been onsite pulling wire and setting equipment through the entire work area for the past 3 weeks. They are expected to connect underground power to all properties in the North Zone and have all of the power poles removed with work completed south to 26th Avenue by April 14.

South Zone:

  • Electrical conduit installation – complete
  • Potable water line installation – complete and being tested
  • Potable water lateral line tie-ins for cross streets - next
  • Reclaimed water main line installation  - complete
  • Reclaimed water lateral line tie-in for cross streets will continue to be connected in sequence.
  • Reclaimed water lateral line tie-ins for cross streets - in progress
  • Sanitary sewer and storm sewer installation requires a traffic shift and new lane to be built which can start after Duke removes the power poles in the area.  
21st Avenue Intersection

Duke Energy will install a new 60 foot tall electrical pole on the morning of March 21st  at the bridge leading to Vina del Mar.  Expect traffic delays and allow more time to leave or enter the island.

2/23/17

  • Secondary conduit installation on side streets continues and is reaching completion.
  • Duke Energy pulling wire into switchgear boxes along PAGW.
  • Installing storm drainage on the east and west side of PAGW.
  • Storm sewer installation continues at Cabrillo, 31st, and 32nd and will continue behind the sanitary sewer installation along PAGW.
  • Installation of the potable and reclaimed mains will continue moving south along the west side of PAGW toward 19th with connections forthcoming once clearance from FDEP obtained.
  • Side street water and reclaimed laterals to service individual homes have begun between 30th and 25th.
  • Dewatering continues for sanitary sewer installation between 31st and 29th avenue. 
  • Detour lane is built with traffic adjustments expected during sanitary sewer system installation.
  • Existing asphalt in south bound lane of PAGW is being removed as sanitary sewer system is installed.
  • Sanitary Sewer Gravity system installation is underway and continues southerly along PAGW from 29th to 30th avenue.

EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS

  • EXPECT INTERMITTENT TRAFFIC DELAYS BETWEEN CABRILLO EAST AND 30TH
  • EITHER 32ND OR 31ST WILL CONTINUE TO BE SHUTDOWN 
  • 30th SOUTHBOUND DETOUR WILL BE IN PLACE 24 HOURS A DAY FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT FIVE WEEKS
  • DETOURS WILL BE SHIFTING BETWEEN 19TH AND 26TH TO ACCOMMODATE WORK TAKING PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF PAGW
  • ACCESS TO ALL BUSINESSES AND RESTUARANTS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

2/16/17

  • Secondary conduit road crossings and side street work continues and is reaching completion
  • Installing storm drainage at 21st intersection and south on the east and west side of PAGW.
  • Storm sewer installation continues at 32nd and will continue behind the sanitary sewer installation along PAGW.
  • Installation of the potable and reclaimed mains will continue moving south along the west side of PAGW toward 19th with connections forthcoming once clearance from FDEP obtained.
  • Side street water and reclaimed laterals to service individual homes have begun between 30th and 25th.
  • Dewatering continues for sanitary sewer installation between 26th to 28th avenue.
  • Detour lane is built with traffic adjustments expected during sanitary sewer system installation.
  • Existing asphalt in south bound lane of PAGW is being removed as sanitary sewer system is installed.
  • Sanitary Sewer Gravity system installation is underway and continues southerly along PAGW from 28th to 30th avenue.

EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS
  • ONE WAY FLAGGING OPERATIONS ON THE VINA DEL MAR BRIDE WILL CONTINUE
  • DETOURS BETWEEN CABRILLO AND 30TH WILL CREATE INTERMITTENT TRAFFIC DELAYS
  • 31ST AND 30TH STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR A WEEK. 32ND IS OPEN.
  • DETOURS WILL BE SHIFTING BETWEEN 19TH AND 26TH TO ACCOMMODATE WORK TAKING PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF PAGW
  • ACCESS TO ALL BUSINESSES AND RESTUARANTS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

2/14/17

Pinellas County will be shutting down a portion of the Reclaim Water system on February 15 from 9am to 5pm. The shutdown is related to the construction project on Pass A Grille Way and all of Pass-a-Grille and Tierra Verde may experience little or no water pressure during this specified time.

Pinellas County will also be shutting down a portion of the Potable Water system between the hours of 10:00 pm and 5:00am the evening of February 15th (through the morning of February 16th). The shutdown is also related to the construction project on Pass A Grille Way and is anticipated to impact residents living between 24th and 27th Avenues.  Residents in all areas of Pass-a-Grille, however, may experience low pressure during these evening hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause and will work to complete and reinstate water and water pressure as quickly as possible. 

1/24/17

  • Secondary conduit road crossings and side street work continues and is reaching completion
  • Installing storm drainage at 21st intersection and south on the east and west side of PAGW.
  • Storm sewer installation continues at 32nd, 31st, and 30th.
  • Installation of the potable and reclaimed mains will continue moving south along the west side of PAGW toward 19th with connections forthcoming once clearance from FDEP obtained.
  • Side street water and reclaimed laterals to service individual homes have begun between 30th and 25th.
  • Dewatering continues for sanitary sewer installation between 30th and 32nd avenue. 
  • Detour lane is built with traffic adjustments expected during sanitary sewer system installation.
  • Existing asphalt in south bound lane is being removed as sanitary sewer system is installed.
  • Sanitary Sewer Gravity system installation is underway and continues southerly along PAGW from 30th to 32nd avenue.
EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS
  • ONE WAY FLAGGING OPERATIONS ON THE VINA DEL MAR BRIDE WILL CONTINUE
  • DETOURS BETWEEN CABRILLO AND 30TH WILL CREATE INTERMITTENT TRAFFIC DELAYS
  • DETOURS WILL BE SHIFTING BETWEEN 19TH AND 26TH TO ACCOMMODATE WORK TAKING PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF PAGW
  • ACCESS TO ALL BUSINESSES AND RESTUARANTS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

1/6/2017

  • Work on the secondary conduit system is ongoing between 20th and 21st reaching completion.
  • Conduit road crossings and side street work is reaching completion
  • Storm install and Duke conduit install at 19th across PAGW.
  • Installing storm drainage at 21st northerly on the east side of PAGW (found conflict with Reclaimed Water/must be deflected to complete).
  • Storm sewer installation continues between 24th, 23rd, and 22nd including work in front of the yacht club.
  • Duke electrical transformer boxes continue to be set between 25th and 20TH
  • Installation of the potable and reclaimed mains will continue moving south along the west side of PAGW toward 19th with connections forthcoming once clearance from FDEP obtained.
  • Side street water and reclaimed laterals to service individual homes have begun between 30th and 25th.
  • Dewatering continues for sanitary sewer installation between Cabrillo W. and 32nd.
  • Detour lane is built with traffic adjustments expected during sanitary sewer system installation.
  • Existing asphalt in south bound lane is being removed as sanitary sewer system is installed.
  • Sanitary Sewer Gravity system installation is underway and continues southerly along PAGW from Cabrillo West TO 32nd Ave.
  • All existing walkways and driveway aprons in ROW are removed except the Fire Stations.

EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS

  • One way flagging operations on the vina del mar bride also at (26th avenue starting monday the 9th).
  • Detours between cabrillo and 30th will create intermittent traffic delays
  • 32nd will be shut down at pagw until the 13th.
  • Detours will be shifting between 19th and 26th to accommodate work taking place on both sides of pagw
  • Access to all businesses and restuarants will be maintained at all times.

12/19/16
  • Work on the secondary conduit system  is ongoing  between 19th and 21st.
  • Conduit road crossings and side street work are close to completion.
  • Installing storm drainage at 24th on the east side of PAGW heading toward 23rd .
  • Storm sewer installation continues between 24th ,23rd ,and 22nd including work in front of the yacht club.
  • Duke pole and transformer activity will proceed after the holidays.
  • Installation of the potable and reclaimed mains will continue moving south along the west side of PAGW toward 19th with connections forthcoming once clearance from FDEP obtained.
  • Side street water and reclaimed laterals to service individual homes will begin between 30th and 25th and will be connected middle to late December.
  • Dewatering has started for sanitary sewer installation between Cabrillo and 32nd with installation continuing southerly. 
  • Detour lane is built, paved, and temporary striped with traffic scheduled to be shifted this week.
  • Existing asphalt in south bound lane scheduled to be removed week of the December 19th
  • Sanitary Sewer Gravity system install continues north end at Cabrillo southerly.
  • Force main installation along PAGW from 19th to 21st is complete.
EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS
  • ONE WAY FLAGGING OPERATIONS ON THE VINA DEL MAR BRIDGE
  • DETOUR ON PAGW NORTHBOUND ONTO CABRILLO AND CASABLANCA CONTINUES
  • DETOURS WILL BE SHIFTING BETWEEN 19TH AND 26TH TO ACCOMMODATE WORK TAKING PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF PAGW
  • ACCESS TO ALL BUSINESSES AND RESTUARANTS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

12/9/2016

  • Work on the secondary conduit system  is ongoing  between 20th and 21st.
  • Conduit road crossings and side street work will continue between 26th and 19th.
  • Installing storm drainage at 24th on the east side of PAGW heading toward 23rd .
  • Storm sewer installation continues between 24th ,23rd ,and 22nd including work in front of the yacht club.
  • Duke electrical transformer boxes continue to be set between 25th and 20th 
  • Duke pole removal was finished on  week of November 17th.
  • Installation of the potable and reclaimed mains will continue moving south along the west side of PAGW toward 19th with connections forthcoming once clearance from FDEP obtained.
  • Side street water and reclaimed laterals to service individual homes will begin between 30th and 25th and will be connected middle to late December.
  • Dewatering has started for sanitary sewer installation between Cabrillo and 32nd with installation the week of December 5th starting at manhole SS-3 
  • Detour lane is built, paved, and temporary striped with traffic scheduled to be shifted later this week.
  • Existing asphalt in south bound lane scheduled to be removed week of the December 12th
  • Sanitary Sewer Gravity system will begin December 12th north end at Cabrillo.
EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS
  • ONE WAY FLAGGING OPERATIONS ON THE VINA DEL MAR BRIDGE
  • DETOUR ON PAGW NORTHBOUND ONTO CABRILLO AND CASABLANCA STARTING THE 12th
  • DETOURS WILL BE SHIFTING BETWEEN 19TH AND 26TH TO
  • ACCOMMODATE WORK TAKING PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF PAGW
  • ACCESS TO ALL BUSINESSES AND RESTUARANTS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

12/8/2016

Temporary detour to begin PAGW northbound starting 12-09 east onto Cabrillo onto Casablanca. Traffic pattern will be back onto PAGW by day's end.

11/30/2016

  • Work on the secondary conduit system  is ongoing  at 21st both east and west conduit crossings.
  • Conduit road crossings and side street work will continue between 26th and 19th.
  • Installing storm drainage at 24th on the east side of PAGW heading toward 23rd .
  • Storm sewer installation continues between 24th and 22nd including work in front of the yacht club.
  • Duke electrical transformer boxes continue to be set between 25th and 19th
  • Duke pole removal was finished on  week of November 17th.
  • Installation of the potable and reclaimed mains will continue moving south along the west side of PAGW toward 19th  with connections forthcoming once clearance from FDEP obtained.
  • Side street water and reclaimed laterals to service individual homes will begin between 30th and 25th and will be connected middle to late December.
  • Dewatering has started for sanitary sewer installation between Cabrillo and 32nd with installation the week of December 5th starting at manhole SS-3.
  • Detour lane is built, paved, and temporary striped with traffic scheduled to be shifted later this week.
  • Existing asphalt in south bound lane scheduled to be removed week of the December 5th.

EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS
EXPECT ONE WAY FLAGGING OPERATIONS ON THE VINA DEL MAR BRIDGE PART OF NEXT WEEK AS THE EAST/WEST CONDUIT RUNS ARE INSTALLED ALONG 21ST AVE
DETOURS WILL BE SHIFTING BETWEEN 21ST AND 26TH TO ACCOMMODATE WORK TAKING PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF PAGW
DETOURS MAY TAKE PLACE BETWEEN 21ST AND 19TH TO ACCOMMODATE CONDUIT WORK ON THE EAST SIDE OF PAGW. ACCESS TO ALL BUSINESSES/RESTAURANTS WILL BE MAINTAINED.

11/7/2016

As part of the undergrounding of overhead utilities on Pass-a-Grille Way, Charter Communications (formerly Bright House) will be performing service splicing and reconnections on November 10th from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Charter has indicated that residents living on Pass-a-Grille Way between 29th Avenue and West Maritana Drive may experience temporary service outages during this time window.

11/7/2016

o   Installation of the potable water main and reclaimed main will continue moving south along the west side of PAGW.
o   Work on the conduit system will continue south to 19th.
o   Conduit road crossings and side street work will continue between 27th and 19th.
o   Duke Electric surface pedistals will continue to be set between 27th and 19t.h
o   Installation of storm sewer system continues on the east side of 22nd, west side of 26th, and east side between 24th and 22nd including the final baffle box in front of the yacht club.
o   The area around Cabrillo is to be cleaned up and sodded. 

  EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS

o   EXPECT ONE WAY FLAGGING OPERATIONS ON THE VINA DEL MAR BRIDGE PART OF NEXT WEEK AS THE EAST/WEST CONDUIT RUNS ARE INSTALLED ALONG 21ST AVE

o   22ND STREET END WILL BE CUT OFF AND ACCESS TO THE WOMEN’S CLUB WILL BE DISTRUPTED BETWEEN TODAY AND NEXT FRIDAY   11/11/2016 FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE STORM DRAIN SYSTEM
o   DETOURS WILL BE SHIFTING BETWEEN 21ST AND 26TH TO ACCOMMODATE WORK TAKING PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF PAGW
o   DETOURS MAY TAKE PLACE BETWEEN 21ST AND 19TH TO ACCOMMODATE CONDUIT WORK ON THE EAST SIDE OF PAGW. ACCESS TO ALL BUSINESSES/RESTAURANTS WILL BE MAINTAINED.

11/1/2016

Today's biweekly Pass-A-Grille Way Reconstruction resident meeting will once again be held at Fire Station 22 at 3 pm. Meetings will shift back to the Warren Webster Building beginning with the meeting scheduled Novemberr 17th.

10/27/16

Update from Duke Energy

10/20/16

Progress During the Past Week:

1)      Potable mains and reclaimed main successfully cleared of debris between 30th and 25th, prepped for installation of water mains between 25th and 23rd

2)      Work on the conduit system continues moving south of 21st Ave. Duke boxes set at 29th

3)      Prepped for storm drain installation on the east side at 26th and 27th

4)      Block wall and palm stumps demoed on NE corner of 21st

Three Week Look Ahead:

1)      Work on the potable and reclaimed mains will continue along the west side of PAGW headed south.

    a)      16” and 8” potable water mains will be pressure tested, chlorinated, bacteria tested, and package sent to DEP for acceptance and clearance between 30th and 25th

2)      Work on the conduit system will continue south toward 19th

    a)      Conduit road crossings and side street work will begin between 29th and 19th

    b)      Duke boxes will begin to be set between 28th and 19th

3)      Install storm on east side of 26th, east side of 27th, west side of 26th, and east side between 24th and 22nd including the final baffle box

4)      The area around Cabrillo is to be cleaned up and sodded

5)      Finish building detour lane on the east side of PAGW between Cabrillo East and 30th

 EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DETOURS TO CONTINUE WITH INTERMITTENT SMALL TRAFFIC DELAYS

10/07/16

  • Pass A Grille Way will continue to be detoured at 21st Avenue intersection, with one way flagging operations on the Vina Del Mar bridge– PLEASE EXPECT DELAYS over the next month
  • Conduit installation will continue on multiple sides and across the 21st Ave intersection, continuing south on Pass A Grille Way in front of Sea Critters and the Wharf Restaurants
  • Demolition of sidewalk and bike lane will occur on the east side of Pass A Grille Way from the 21st Ave intersection moving south toward 19th Ave
  • Detour lane building will resume on the east side of Pass A Grille Way between Cabrillo and 30th Ave
  • Potable and reclaimed water mains will be installed between 25th and 23rd Avenues moving south
  • Duke Energy will likely be offsite for the next two weeks assisting those impacted by Hurricane Matthew 

 10/03/16

  • Traffic Conditions will be changing between 21st Ave and 22nd Ave, with Pass A Grille Way detoured completely at 21st and one way flagging operations on the Vina Del Mar bridge – PLEASE EXPECT DELAYS over the next month
  • Conduit installation will begin to cross 21st Ave along Pass A Grille Way moving south
  • Demolition of sidewalk and bike lane will occur on the east side of Pass A Grille Way from the 21st Ave intersection moving south toward 19th Ave
  • Potable and reclaimed water mains will be installed between 26th and 25th Avenues moving south
  • Duke Energy continues to convert its overhead infrastructure to underground, with removal of poles at the north end of the project anticipated within the month

9/30/16  

Beginning Monday, October 3rd Nelson Construction will begin working on pipe replacements in the intersection of Pass A Grill and 21st Ave.  Expect delays going to and from Vina Del Mar as one-way and alternating traffic patterns are put in place.  Be alert for changing traffic patterns throughout the weeks ahead as progress is made and different parts of the intersection are worked on.

09/21/16 - To facilitate the adjustment of existing and proposed utilities, 26th Avenue has been temporarily closed between Sunset Way and Pass-a-Grille Way and will reopen tomorrow afternoon (9/22).  Access via all adjacent streets is available. 

09/19/16 -To facilitate the adjustment of existing and proposed utilities, 26th Avenue has been temporarily closed between Sunset Way and Pass-a-Grille Way and will reopen tomorrow afternoon (9/20).  Access via all adjacent streets is available.

Update 9/9/2016 - Upon inspection by Pinellas County, it has been determined that the water main which ruptured on Sunset Way is reclaimed (irrigation) water and not potable (drinking) water.  Potable water service and quality are not impacted.  Please contact Pinellas County (727.464.4000) for updates on the impact (if any) of this incident on your irrigation systems.

9/9/2016 - Due to a water main break on Sunset Way unrelated to the construction project, Pass-a-Grille Way is currently flooded between 25thand 28th Avenues.  As of this time Pass-a-Grille Way is still passable, but please proceed with caution as this condition may change.  Pinellas County forces have been notified and are in route to expedite the repair.

8/26/2016 - As of this date, here are a few highlights of the recent progress made on the Pass-a-Grille Way:

•           Nelson has completed potable and reclaimed water services to around 27th Avenue

•           The baffle box and outfall at Sea Critters Restaurant is complete, leaving only the baffle box at SPYC to be installed

•           Conduit placement, sewer laterals, and storm line installation has progressed to 24th Avenue

•           Thank you to SPYC for granting the easement requested to underground!

•           The sewer connection at the north end of the project has been installed

•           Duke Energy continues to work onsite, with removal of the power poles between 30th Ave and W. Maritana anticipated to be completed by mid to late-September

Note that the City anticipates work on the intersection of 21st Avenue and Pass-a-Grille Way to begin in about a month.  Please keep an eye out for updates on this area, which is anticipated to include night work and temporary lane closures on 21st Avenue impacting residents of Vina del Mar!

8/25/2016 - This evening, Nelson will be detouring traffic off of Pass-a-Grille Way down Gulf Blvd between 19th Ave and 20th Ave. This operation will begin at approximately 7:00 pm in the evening, and should be finished between 5:00 and 6:00 am Friday morning. This will allow the contractor to line the existing sanitary sewer pipe going into the sanitary sewer lift station at 20th Ave.

 This will not affect access to any of the restaurants on Pass-a-Grille Way.

8/18/2016 - Due to ongoing renovations to the Warren Webster Building, the 3 pm bi-weekly resident meetings for the PAG Way project will be held at Fire Station #22 (1950 PAG Way) starting today through November 3

7/28/2016 - Beginning tomorrow, Nelson Construction plans to conduct pavement patching operations on Friday mornings. Residents should expect one way traffic, with flag men for several hours and subsequent minor traffic delays.

7/22/2016 - Over the next three weeks, Nelson Construction is planning to work on the following activities. This planning is based on the Project team (Nelson, the City, the Engineer of Record, Pinellas County, Duke Energy, Frontier, Charter, Teco People’s Gas, etc.) being able to resolve the outstanding conflicts and discrepancies in a timely manner, and barring the unforeseen conflicts and obstructions that arise on a regular/daily basis.

Next week:

•           Continue installation of the potable and reclaimed water mains along the west right of way – moving south of 30th Ave

•           Continue installation of storm drain pipe and structures along the east right of way – Cabrillo, 27th Ave, and 20th Ave

•           Continue installation of the underground conduit system along the east right of way – south of 27th Ave

•           Start demolition of Sea Critter’s south parking lot, and preparation for storm drain and outfall work

 Over the next three weeks:

•           Continue installation of the potable and reclaimed water mains along the west right of way

•           Continue installation of the underground conduit system along the east right of way

•           Install the storm drain and outfall system in the Sea Critter’s south parking lot

•           Continue installation of storm drain along east right of way

•           Install the sanitary sewer pipe from Pass A Grille Way down Cabrillo East

•           Clean up right of way along Cabrillo East

•           Install sod along Pass A Grille between West Maritana and Cabrillo East, and along the City’s right  of way south of Cabrillo East



7/7/2016 - Cut and cap the existing 16" reclaimed main at both Cabrillo East and 30th Avenue.

•           Pinellas County is still verifying this can be done during the day, and is handling contact with the Don Cesar, Tierra Verde and Fort Desoto.

•           Pinellas County will  verify the location of operable valves.

7/5/2016-7/6/2016 -  Tuesday night/Wednesday morning between 11pm-5am

Cut and Cap the existing 16' potable main at both Cabrillo East and 30th Avenue.

Tie in the 6"potable lateral at 30th Avenue.

•           This could require an extensive shut down with water shut off from 37th Avenue to 19th Avenue, including Vina Del Mar.

•           Pinellas County will verify the location of operable valves and the areas that will be affected by no water or low pressure.

6/30/2016- 7/1/2016 Thursday night/Friday morning between 11pm-5am

 At 32nd Avenue on the west side- take the Marine Bay Condos' potable water and fire service off the old 16" main and switch in onto the new 8" main.

•           Condos' water will be shut off from 11pm until 5am

The main will need to be shut down at night to allow this work to take place. This could cause low pressure issues.

Pinellas County will verify both pressure concerns and the location of the operable valves.

6/29/2016 between 10 am and 4pm

 Tie in the 6" potable lateral at Cabrillo West

•           Condos at the end of Cabrillo West and one house will be temporarily out of water during the day for a few hours.

Tie in the Marina Bay Condos on the east side of Pass-A-Grille Way

•           Condos will be temporarily out of water during the day for a few hours

Start switching individual potable services in phase 1

6/28/2016 - Tie in the 16" and 8" potable mains at Cabrillo

6/3/2016 - Over the next three weeks, Nelson Construction is planning to work on the following activities. This planning is based on the Project team (Nelson, the City, the Engineer of Record, Pinellas County, Duke Energy, Frontier, Bright House, Teco People’s Gas, etc.) being able to resolve the outstanding conflicts and discrepancies in a timely manner, and barring the unforeseen conflicts and obstructions that arise on a regular daily basis.

Next week:

•           Finish all tie-ins associated with the 16” potable water main in Phase 1

•           Install potable and reclaimed water lines south of 30th Ave

•           Continue installing storm drain connected to the 29th and 28th outfall systems

•           Continue installing conduit and sewer laterals south of 28th Ave

•           Install the storm drain outfall systems at 22nd Ave street end and part of the Cabrillo outfall

•           Continue building road between Cabrillo and W. Maritana

•           Remove palm trees in phase 4

 Over the next three weeks:

•           Continue installing potable and reclaimed water lines south of 30th Ave

•           Continue installing storm drain connected to the 29th and 28th outfall systems

•           Continue installing conduit and sewer laterals moving south

•           Install the storm drain outfall system at 20th Ave

•           Install curb and gutter and sidewalks between Cabrillo and W. Maritana

•           Finish building road between Cabrillo and W. Maritana

•           Demo sidewalk and palm stumps in phase 4 ahead of conduit

5/6/2016 -  Over the next three weeks, Nelson Construction is planning to work on the following activities. This planning is based on the Project team (Nelson, the City, the Engineer of Record, Pinellas County, Duke Energy, Frontier, Bright House, Teco People’s Gas, etc.) being able to resolve the outstanding conflicts and discrepancies in a timely manner, and barring the unforeseen conflicts and obstructions that arise on a regular daily basis.

Next week:

Install 16” and 8” potable water mains between 32nd Ave and Cabrillo East

Install storm drain road crossings between Cabrillo East and El Centro

               This will require the Cabrillo East/Casablanca detour

Install conduit between 30th Ave and 28th Av

             This will require the 30th Ave to 28th Ave detour along Sunset Way

Continue removal of sidewalk and driveway aprons between 29th Ave and 26th Ave

Install the storm drain outfall system at 19th Ave

Over the next three weeks:

Finish installation of the 16” and 8” potable water mains between 32nd Ave and Cabrillo East

Tie in 16” and 8” potable water mains and start tying over services

Finish storm drain between Cabrillo East and El Centro

              This will require the Cabrillo East/Casablanca detour

Install storm drain along east side between 30th Ave and 28th Ave

              This will require the 30th Ave to 28th Ave detour along Sunset Way

Continue installation of utility conduit between 30th Ave and 26th Ave

              This will require the 30th Ave to 28th Ave detour along Sunset Way

Continue removal of sidewalk and driveway aprons between 29th Ave and 26th Ave

Install storm drain outfall systems at 26th Ave and 22nd Ave

5/2/2016 - Pass A Grille will be without reclaim water service from now until 5PM today [approximately] for several reclaim water main relocations by Pinellas County.

4/19/2016 - In order to complete the remaining potable water crossovers in phase I of the Pass-a-Grille Way Reconstruction project, Nelson Construction plans to install the remaining infrastructure near Cabrillo Ave on Wednesday early morning (04/20).  As a result of these activities, Nelson Construction and Pinellas County Utilities anticipate a potential interruption to potable water service for residences on Gulf Blvd./Pass-a-Grille Way from 37th Avenue to Cabrillo Avenue between the hours of 1:00 am and 6:00 am on Wednesday morning.

 We appreciate your patience during the completion of this critical construction activity.

4/8/2016 - Over the next three weeks, Nelson Construction is planning to work on the following activities. This planning is based on the Project team (Nelson, the City, the Engineer of Record, Pinellas County, Duke, Verizon, Bright House, Teco People’s Gas, etc.) being able to resolve the outstanding conflicts and discrepancies in a timely manner, and barring the unforeseen conflicts and obstructions that arise on an almost daily basis.

Next week:

•           Tie in the potable water between Cabrillo and El Centro (night work one night–to be determined)

•           Finish prepping the utility conduit in Phase 1 for use

•           Continue with storm drain in Phase 1

•           Start clearing and grubbing and demo of sidewalk and curb between 30th Ave and 28th Ave

•           Start preparing the gravel detour along the west right of way between 28th Ave and 26th Ave (this will involve single lane, one way detours in the morning)

 Over the next three weeks:

•           Continue the installation of potable water pipes between 32nd Ave and Cabrillo

•           Finish storm drain in Phase 1 with the exception of Cabrillo outfall

•           Start installation of utility conduit between 30th Ave and 28th Ave

3/25/16 -  Over the next three weeks, Nelson Construction is planning to work on the following activities. This planning is based on the Project team (Nelson, the City, the Engineer of Record, Pinellas County, Duke, Verizon, Bright House, Teco People’s Gas, etc.) being able to resolve the outstanding conflicts and discrepancies in a timely manner, and barring the unforeseen conflicts and obstructions that arise on an almost daily basis.

Next week:

 ·    Complete the installation of potable water pipes between West Maritana and Cabrillo

 ·    Complete the installation of utility conduit pipes down all side streets

 ·     Continue with storm drain in Phase 1

 ·     Night Work anticipated on Monday (03/28) and Tuesday (03/29) to saw cut existing   curb/gutter line on both sides of the road throughout the entire project (W. Maritana to 19th Ave) to facilitate timely demolition and removal of curb in the coming months.

Over the next three weeks:

 ·     Pressure test, chlorinate, obtain DEP clearance, and tie in potable water between West Maritana and Cabrillo

 ·    Continue the installation of potable water pipes between 32nd Ave and Cabrillo

 ·    Finish prepping the utility conduit in Phase 1 for use

 ·    Finish storm drain in Phase 1 with the exception of Cabrillo outfall

 ·    Start clearing and demolition of sidewalk and curb between 30th Ave and 26th Ave

 ·    Start preparing the gravel detour along the west right of way between 28th Ave and 26th Ave

03/08/16 - David Nelson Construction is planning to work several night shifts over the next few weeks in order to complete the five conduit road crossings to finish the installation of the mainline conduit system for Phase 1.   This evening work is anticipated to take place between 7 pm and 7 am and will also allow Nelson to complete the remaining pipe crossings needed to finish the reclaimed and potable water systems in Phase 1.  Nelson anticipates suspending daytime construction activities each day following the night work, which is scheduled to occur on the following evenings:

•           Wednesday  03/09/16

•           Thursday  03/10/16

•           Sunday  03/13/16

•           Monday  03/14/16

•           Tuesday  03/15/16

It is the intention of the City and Nelson to maintain two-way traffic as much as possible during night time operations, but some one way traffic with flagmen should be anticipated.

03/01/16 -  As Spring Break approaches, the City has been working with Nelson Construction to implement a detour path in phase 1 that will allow for continuous two way traffic (with the exception of short term equipment movement, etc.) by March 1.  Based on this direction, Nelson has set up Modification of Traffic (MOT) signage to reroute northbound traffic east onto Cabrillo Ave, then north up Casablanca Ave, then back to the west on W. Maritana Drive back onto Pass-A-Grille Way near the Don Cesar.  This detour, which will be opened up tomorrow (03/02), will allow for Nelson to complete the remaining connections between Cabrillo and W. Maritana while vastly reducing the traffic backups which have been mounting as the combined result of one-way traffic and the increased volume of vehicle traffic experienced this time of year.

 Residents should also note that Nelson anticipates beginning construction activities in phase II within a month or so, at which time Sunset Way between 30th Avenue and 28th Avenue will be utilized similarly to the Casablanca detour described above.  This detour is consistent with the original MOT plan presented in the project plans.

 The City has received numerous calls and emails expressing frustration with today’s traffic backups, as previously disseminated information from the City had given the indication that the detour would be in place by March 1.  It is worth noting that today’s detours are a direct result of palm tree removal along Pass-a-Grille Way, which will be completed tomorrow in conjunction with the start of the detour on Casablanca on March 2.  We apologize for the extra day of patience required, hopefully we’ll all notice a significant improvement  and reduction in time stuck in traffic starting tomorrow!

2/16/16 - Over the next three weeks, Nelson Construction is planning to work on the activities presented below. This planning is based on the Project team (Nelson, the City, the Engineer of Record, Pinellas County, Duke, Verizon, Bright House, Teco People’s Gas, etc.) being able to resolve the outstanding conflicts and discrepancies in a timely manner, and barring the unforeseen conflicts and obstructions that arise on an almost daily basis.

Over the next three weeks:

•           Continuing with the conduit system for undergrounding utilities between 29th Ave and West Maritana

•           Continuing with the storm drain systems along the east side of PAGW between 29th Ave and El Centro

•           Working toward finishing the potable water mains installation for Phase 1 between 31st Ave and El Centro.  This will be followed by submitting construction and testing data to FDEP for approval before final tie ins and hookups

Residents living on or adjacent to the above referenced locations within the project should expect a visit from members of the Project team over these weeks to secure the necessary permission to begin installation of utility laterals and other associated infrastructure which may impact private property.  We thank you all in advance for your cooperation in helping the project move forward toward the ultimate goal of a beautiful and more user-friendly Pass-A-Grille Way!

1/29/16 - Due to weather and equipment issues, Nelson Construction and Pinellas County were unable to complete the water connection activities that were to have taken place last night (Thursday, 01/28).  As a result, the same night time operations and potential service outage (for Marina Bay Condos) are now planned for the evening of Monday, February 1.  For details on these activities, please refer to the posting above (dated 01/26/16) and this press release from Pinellas County:

http://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/low-water-pressure-thurs-night-in-st-pete-beach/

1/26/16 -  Residents should anticipate Nelson Construction working overnight on Thursday, January 28th.  The night time activities for Pass-A-Grille Way will include the following:

 1.       Tying in one of the new 16” potable water pipes between Cabrillo East and 32nd Ave at 32nd Ave.'

2.       Cutting and capping one of the existing 16” potable water pipes at Cabrillo East.

3.       Removing a 16” valve and replacing with a blind flange at Cabrillo East.

 In order to accommodate these activities, Nelson Construction will be required to temporarily shut down water service to the Marina Bay condos on the west side of Pass A Grille Way at 32nd Ave.  All other customers should remain in service.  Work may begin earlier in the day/evening, but the contractor has requested of Pinellas County that the shutdown take place between 9:00pm Thursday and 4:00 am Friday morning (the shutdown will not last the full 7 hours).   Considering that this work must be done at night we ask for residents patience and understanding with regard to evening use of typical construction equipment including excavators, loaders, trucks, pumps, generators, flagging operations and light plants.  

 Residents should note that all necessary precautions have and will continue to be taken with regard to water quality safety.  The new pipe being connected has already been chlorinated, passed bacteria tests, and been cleared by Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  All tie in fittings will be swabbed with chlorine prior to installation.  Nelson will also request that Pinellas County take water samples on Friday to confirm the quality of the water.

1/05/16 -  We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding regarding the traffic delays experienced around the Christmas holiday.  It was the perfect storm of delays, with work going on at the northern end of the project, the annual holiday/seasonal traffic surge, and the unforeseen significant spike in beach-going traffic resulting from historically warm weather.

 After shutting down operations and even the dewatering pumps last Thursday and Friday for New Years and to address the delays mentioned above, Nelson Construction is back at it, making progress and uncovering the next in a long line unforeseen conflicts!  While reclaimed water line installation in phase 1 is wrapping up this week, the completion of the potable water line tie-in at Cabrillo is back on hold following the discovery of an unmarked, unidentified live water main near the seawall at the east end of Cabrillo.  The City is working with Nelson, Pinellas County, and our Engineers to determine the best solution to allow for the continued installation of the outfall at the location of this line. 

 Nelson has, however, made significant progress with the installation of the new wastewater infrastructure in phase 1, with installation of the northern-most segment of this line and the associated structures (from Cabrillo Ave to El Centro) scheduled to be completed tomorrow.  Nelson will have two crews on site for this sizable undertaking, and could potentially work into the early evening tomorrow.

 Nelson and the City  are also working with Duke Energy, Verizon, and Bright House on finalizing the logistics to begin installation of conduit for the undergrounding of overhead utilities.   This is expected to begin this month as well.

12/10/15 - As you may recall from previous updates, in order to facilitate the installation of stormwater infrastructure and other proposed utilities in Phase 1 (as well as get around unforeseen, abandoned existing utility pipes), two changes to the proposed utility configuration were implemented.  The first change included the relocation of portions of the potable and reclaimed water lines north of 32nd Avenue from the west side of Pass-A-Grille way to the east side.  The second change included the relocation of the sanitary sewer main from the center of the northbound (east) lane to the center of the southbound (west) lane.

 In addition to the two design changes described above, a significant change in the sequence of activities is now being implemented for phase 1 as well as, upon confirmation of the effectiveness of the change in the first phase, subsequent phases for the remainder of the project.  The previous sequence of activities included the installation of conduit and undergrounding of overhead utilities among the final activities below grade (underground) at each phase.  That sequence was based on the assumption that Duke Energy would be able to temporarily relocate the existing power poles to the back of the City’s Right-of-Way, allowing for the construction of the primary storm water infrastructure and proper MOT to facilitate the installation of the new sanitary sewer line in the middle of the northbound lane.   It has recently come to light, however, that Duke Energy will not be relocating the poles temporarily only to remove them completely a few months later to underground the lines.  Instead, Duke is requesting that the underground conduit be installed now to eliminate the need to temporary relocate the poles.  To accommodate their position and keep the project moving, Nelson Construction will begin installing conduit between the curb and sidewalk (or under the sidewalk in some areas) on the east side of the road as soon as the current water tie-ins are complete. 

As a result of the shift in the sanitary sewer main and the sequential change in conduit installation described above, the MOT for phase 1 has been significantly altered, with temporary asphalt paving now scheduled to be installed on the east side of Pass-A-Grille Way, and not the west side as depicted on the Project Plans posted to this page.  It should be noted that the temporary lane will not be installed until after the completion of undergrounded electric service and the subsequent removal of Duke Energy’s poles, which is still several months away.  Once the revised MOT plan change is finalized and stamped by the Engineer, it will be posted to this page as well.

So that is an overview of the significant changes to expect over the next few months, now let’s talk about the progress that has been made in the past few weeks and what to expect in the immediate future.  With the recent completion of the installation of the potable and reclaimed water on both the east and west sides of Phase 1, Nelson is currently connecting the two sides at 32nd Avenue as well as tying the potable water lines into the Pinellas County system.  As a result, residents should expect alternating lane closures across both lanes of Pass-A-Grille Way at 32nd Avenue for remainder of this week.

The storm water outfall at 30th Avenue is also complete, with the exception of an upcoming elevation adjustment to the maintenance manhole.  The necessary environmental precautions, including turbidity barriers at the outfall, have also been installed at Cabrillo Avenue in preparation for the upcoming installation of the baffle box at the south end of Casablanca Avenue.  Additionally, two new green buttonwood trees have been planted south of this outfall to replace the single green buttonwood which was inadvertently removed along with a Brazilian pepper tree which was marked for removal and had grown around it.

12/29/15 - Work this week will concentrated in the El Centro to Cabrillo area where Nelson Construction is installing sanitary sewer on the West side of Pass-a-Grille Way.  They are also working on Cabrillo installing the outfall for the storm water system.  We are working closely with the contractor to keep delays to a minimum, with the extreme amount of traffic attempting to get to the beaches this has become difficult and resulted in shutting down construction yesterday to allow traffic to flow.  Work will continue through Wednesday  with a half day on Thursday and no work on Friday.

11/6/15 - This week saw Nelson Construction temporarily shift their attention away from the final tie in of the water and reclaimed water lines between 32nd Avenue and Cabrillo.  These tie-ins were delayed pending execution of change order paperwork by Pinellas County, but are scheduled for completion next week.  Once these tie-ins are installed, the potable and reclaimed water main line work in Phase 1 of the project will finally be complete!

To continue progressing the project during the execution of the paperwork, Nelson began and is nearing completion of the project’s first storm water outfall at the east street end of 30th Avenue.  Additionally, Nelson is working closely with TECO People’s Gas and Verizon along the west side of Pass-A-Grille Way in Phases 2-4 to identify and address conflicts similar to those previously observed in Phase 1 to avoid similar delays in the subsequent phases.

11/4/15 - Wednesday Evening, 11/4/15: Expect delays as traffic signals at the corner of 21st Ave and Pass-a-Grille Way will be offline from 9:00pm-2:00am due to replacement of power poles.  There will be off-duty Sheriff's Officers directing traffic during this time.

Please contact Hershel from Powertown Construction, a Contractor from Duke Energy with any questions relating to this project.

Hershel - (484)794-5301

10/16/15 - Since the last update, Nelson Construction, Pinellas County Utilities, and CPWG (design Engineer of Record) have resolved countless conflicts between the existing infrastructure shown on the project plans and the actual infrastructure encountered underground in Phase 1.  With these issues resolved, the past few weeks have seen an increase in progress with installation of potable and reclaimed water main along the west side of Pass-A-Grille Way.  As of this date, Nelson has completed installation from 30th-32nd Avenue (16" Potable, 8" Potable and 16" reclaimed), with only the tie-in at Cabrillo Avenue remaining prior to requesting FDEP clearance to activate the new lines.  Once the lines have been approved, cleaned and pressurized, the laterals/service lines, which can currently be seen rolled up and on stakes along the west side of PAGW, will be connected and activated as well.  Once these water systems are completed and active, Nelson will place temporary asphalt paving and eventually return PAGW to two way traffic in Phase 1.

The City also anticipates construction of stormwater outfalls, including installation of pre-cast concrete baffle boxes, shall begin at the east ends of Cabrillo and 30th Avenues within a week or two.

9/11/15 -  Not much new to report since 8/28.  Nelson Construction continues to encounter and address unforeseen underground conflicts, resulting in slow progress on installation of the new potable water main line in Phase 1.  These conflicts were responsible for several short term, small scale outages, including TECO gas and potable water service to a few residences.  While these issues were almost immediately addressed and restored, should residents experience any impact on utility services of any kind, please do not hesitate to inform the governing entity (TECO, Verizon, Duke, Pinellas County, or the City of St. Pete Beach).

The City also continues to work with Duke Energy to finalize the locations of undergrounded electrical infrastructure.  The locations as of this date are shown on this set of plans.

8/28/15 - This week’s progress included silt fence installation and demolition of sidewalk and curb on the west side of Pass-A-Grille Way between Cabrillo Avenue and 30th Avenue (phase 1) to accommodate the upcoming potable water line replacement.  The dewatering system necessary to begin excavation for this line was also installed on site.  Once the pump that was delivered to the site is repaired,  Nelson anticipates placing the first section of new pipe just south of 30th Avenue, with subsequent placement advancing to the north.  As of yesterday’s meeting, Nelson anticipates this beginning sometime next week.

Turbidity barrier was also installed at the east end of Cabrillo Avenue in preparation for construction of the storm water outfall at the sea wall.  This barrier will help to minimize the impact of construction activities on the water quality of Boca Ciega Bay.

It was once again noted at the weekly resident meeting yesterday that the temporary pavement lane to be installed along the west side of phase 1 cannot be installed until after the reclaimed and potable water lines mentioned above are installed and operational.  Residents should anticipate continuous minor traffic delays due to flagging operations necessary until the temporary lane is installed.

8/21/15 - Tree removal for the first phase is nearly complete. We appreciate the patience of those impacted by the Verizon line damaged during stump removal on Wednesday (8/19).  As neither Verizon nor the utility locate company tasked with marking the location of underground utilities had provided any indication as to the presence of the line at this location, neither Nelson Construction nor the City were aware of the line or the fact that construction activities caused the incident.  Based on discussions with representatives of Verizon at the weekly progress meeting on Thursday (8/20), crews have been dispatched and Verizon is working diligently to repair the line and reestablish service throughout the area.  Please contact Verizon directly should you have any further questions on the outage.

Nelson Construction continues to work closely with Pinellas County to resolve issues with the County’s marking of existing water lines.  Although to date this issue has prevented the commencement of installation, these issues are nearly resolved and Nelson anticipates placing the first section of new pipe as early as Monday morning (8/24).  Residents should anticipate continuous minor traffic delays due to flagging operations necessary for these activities.  Please note that installation of a third, temporary asphalt traffic lane on Pass-A-Grille Way will not be possible until after portions of the water line are installed and backfilled.

Reminder to residents and visitors:  Pass-A-Grille way is an active construction zone!  Therefore, any fees associated with traffic tickets issued for speeding and/or passing in this area are doubled.   Based on the quantity of offenders already observed in the area since construction began, the sheriff’s office will be increasing their presence and enforcement. Please be patient while driving in the area and NEVER attempt to pass the person in front of you, even if it is a construction vehicle traveling 10-15 mph (which is mandated for safety on a road as bumpy as the existing Pass-A-Grille Way).

8/14/15 - Due to recent weather and other factors, commencement of full time construction activities, specifically the excavation for potable water line replacement, has been delayed several weeks.  At the weekly progress meeting held in Pass-A-Grille, Nelson construction informed City staff that lane closures for these excavations and removal of the existing Washingtonia Palms in the first phase of the project (W. Maritana Drive to 30th Avenue) is now anticipated to begin next week, as early as Monday 8/17.

8/3/15 - Nelson Construction also announced at the meeting on July 23 that they plan to begin operations, including modifying traffic and excavation, the week of August 3, 2015.   In order to inform residents who do not have web access to these updates, a letter has been sent to all residents providing the following update:

In order to facilitate the replacement of existing utilities and sidewalk, the City plans to remove and/or demolish any materials or items currently located within the City’s Right-of-Way (between the sidewalk and back of curb at most locations), including existing pavement, underground irrigation, vegetation, decorative items, etc.  This demolition will include items purchased and/or installed by residents and homeowners.  With this in mind, it is imperative that all residents with property which abuts Pass-A-Grille Way must remove and temporarily relocate (as necessary) any items currently located within the City’s Right-of-Way prior to the start of Construction activities. Any items not removed by the homeowner by the necessary date will be removed and permanently disposed of by the City or Nelson Construction.  Upon notice of completion of construction, residents will be permitted to replace any previously existing infrastructure or vegetation as feasible.  The City may provide sleeves (not connections) beneath the new sidewalk to allow residents to reinstall and reconnect irrigation infrastructure between the curb and sidewalk.

Particularly significant to our residents will be the challenges and potential delays inherent to a project of this scope.  Due to the minimal space available at and adjacent to the project site and the lack of available detour routes resulting from the geographic constraints of the Pass-A-Grille neighborhood of our City, the detour route, also known as the Modification of Traffic (MOT) plan, will pose a considerable challenge to construction and most significantly, the residents of St. Pete Beach, particularly the neighborhoods of Vina del Mar and Pass-A-Grille.  At the direction of the City, the final design package from CPWG included a preliminary plan to begin the first phase of construction at the northern boundary of the project (W. Maritana Drive) and to maintain continuous two-way traffic along the Pass-A-Grille Way corridor, through use of Sunset Way and temporary paved lanes within the current Right-of-Way.  These sheets are included in the 100% plans found at the link listed above.

It should be noted that the contractor may propose changes to the phasing and MOT plans presented by CPWG and these changes, upon review and approval by the City, may be incorporated into the final construction schedule.  Should a deviation from the published phasing and MOT plans be agreed upon, an update will be posted on this webpage.

If you should have any questions or comments, there are several easy ways to be heard!  To effectively manage and execute a project of this magnitude, the City has retained the firm Metzger & Willard to provide daily Construction Management services, with inspectorFred Shepherd onsite to answer your questions and provide real-time updates. He can be reached at 813-310-7291 or via email at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If Mr. Shepherd is unavailable, you may also reach Project Manager Ian Wade, at 727.363.9254 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The City will continue to host Thursday meetings at Warren Webster at 3 pm to provide weekly updates and a look forward as to what to expect in the upcoming days.

Thank you in advance for your patience and we look forward to creating a beautiful and functional corridor that the entire City will be proud of!

7/23/15 - A pre-construction meeting was held at Warren Webster to discuss project logistics.  At this meeting were representatives of Nelson Construction, CPWG, the City, Pinellas County, and representatives from each of the public utilities, including Duke Energy, Bright House, and Verizon.   At this meeting, Nelson Construction announced that Preliminary activities with minimal impact to residents, including utility location painting and silt fence installation, will begin as early as the week of July 27, 2015.

6/25/15 - Following a review of the bids, the City Commission accepted David Nelson Construction Company as the apparent low bidder and the contract and change order negotiated with City staff was approved at their meeting held June 25, 2015.  The City provided Nelson Construction with a Notice of Award on June 26, 2015.

6/2/15 - The City recieved responses from all three pre-qualified General Contractor's to a Request for Bids.

4/30/15 - Design Plans by Cribb Philbeck Weaver Group, Inc. (CPWG) were completed -100% Complete Plans( large file, please give it time to load)

2/20/15 - The City received Statements of Qualification from five General Contractor’s to bid on upcoming roadway reconstruction projects, including Pass-A-Grille Way.  Of the five which submitted, three firms: Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC, David Nelson Construction Company, and Gibbs and Register, Inc. were prequalified as eligible to bid.

2/9/15 - During reconstruction of Pass-a-Grille Way we will always have two way traffic in and out of Pass-a-Grille unless there are unusual circumstances. Northbound traffic will always be on Pass-a-Grille Way. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Sunset Way (28th Ave to 30th Ave) during phase 2, and Sunset Way/22nd Ave/Gulf Way during phase 4.

•           Traffic Detours for Reconstruction

2/6/15 - Update

•           Read the Arborist Report - Arborist Report and Tree Inventory

•           Route Survey

12/16/14 - At a Special Meeting of the City Commission authorization was given for the following design elements:

•           Proposed right-of-way shall include 10 foot drive lanes, 3 foot bike lanes, 6 inch curbs (with 18 inch gutter), 5 foot sidewalks, and 3-5 foot green space (dependent on location of sidewalk), as shown,

•           Standard concrete sidewalks,

•           Standard crosswalks,

•           21st Avenue intersection crosswalk  - a paver frame using historic brick with a concrete center with a square pattern, street lamp fixtures will be a Clermont style

•           Street lamp poles will be tan concrete Sanibel poles, 

•           Street ends will addressed on a case-by-case basis with the overall goal being to incorporate shell and landscaping as much as possible into the aesthetics and drainage while enduring abutting property owner and public access needs are met.

•           An Arborist is being hired to evaluate tree health to save as many Washingtonias as possible.  This includes transplanting existing healthy trees and replacing others.

•           To view the meeting click on this link- http://www.stpetebeach.org/watch-meetings/city-commisson.html and find the December 16 Special Meeting.

11/17/14 - City Commission Workshop held at the Warren Webster.  Click on this link to hear the meeting -http://www.stpetebeach.org/watch-meetings/city-commisson.html  (no video recording capabilities at the Warren Webster).  Find the November 17th meeting under the 2014 Archived Meetings.

Pass-a-Grille Pathway to the Future Project